Soccer Spooktackula!

November 6, 2015

On Halloween, you may have noticed there were zombies, princesses and superheroes taking over Historic Fort Wayne. Hundreds of kids spent the chilly Saturday morning at Detroit PAL’s first ever Soccer Spooktackula!

IMG_6519The day of many championship games marked the end of the fall season for our recreational soccer and Goal Detroit teams. Since the final day fell on Halloween this year, Associate Athletic Director Shay Lewis decided to make the day a little more fun! All of the kids, parents, and coaches were encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes and there were free lunches and Halloween candy before they headed out Trick-or-Treating later that evening.

“I’m having a lot of fun!” exclaimed one young soccer player, “I’m a witch and all my friends get to see my costume. We even got candy and a medal!” Trophies were handed out to teams that won their championships and all of the kids received a medal in our non-competitive divisions for all of their hard work this season!

The day was cold, but spirits were high as the kids played their final games of the season surrounded by family and friends. The crowds were very into each game, cheering on their players and chanting for their favorite team! The Halloween theme really added to the IMG_6451excitement for the kids. Many of the kids, and even some of the adults, showed up dressed in costume. “I think it’s fantastic!” said Tim Foley, a PAL soccer player’s parent, “The kids are really getting into it.”

Although it was chance that the final day for Fall Soccer landed on Halloween, we are glad that Shay, our Associate Athletic Director for soccer, created this fun event that everyone is sure to remember for years to come.

“The first Soccer Spooktackula was a HUGE success! What a way to conclude our Fall Soccer Season,” said Shay, “It was such an exciting and festive atmosphere to see both leagues all at the same site with kids in costume, playing the great game of soccer and being able to trick or treat at The Historic Fort Wayne!”

We hope everyone had a great time at the Soccer Spooktackula! Special thanks to the City of Detroit, Detroit Rec Department and Mumford High School for helping make all of this possible! To see more pictures from the event, please click here.

Congratulations to the following GOAL Detroit Champions
DPS 3rd/4th grade – Academy of Americas
DPS 5th grade – Munger
Charter 3rd/4th grade – Cesar Chavez
Charter 5th grade – Caniff Liberty Academy
GOAL Detroit 3rd/4th grade overall Champion – Academy of Americas
GOAL Detroit 5th grade overall Champion – Caniff Liberty Academy

Detroit PAL Rec U12 division Champions – Hamtown Warriors
Detroit PAL Rec U14 division Champions – Moussemee
Detroit PAL Rec U19 division Champions – Hamtown Warriors