Forget World Cup, International Futbol Is in Everett This Week!

Casino Road Futbol Academy

If you’d like to see diversity in action, come out to Walter Hall Park this week.

Today marks the start of the annual Casino Road Futbol Academy organized by Everett Police and supported by numerous community volunteers. MyEverettNews.com first wrote about this event in June of 2011. At that time there were nearly 500 kids participating in the week-long event. This morning 600 kids from all types of backgrounds were on hand to start a week of futbol, life lessons and fun.

Manuel Garcia

Manny Garcia developed the Casino Road Futbol Academy. In his younger days he played pro soccer in Mexico City.

I asked Manuel Garcia from the Everett Police Department, who created this event and is the driving force behind it, who should be recognized this year for their help and he waved his arm across the field and said, “Everyone…The Police Department for getting behind it but also all of the other city departments, the school districts, Molina Healthcare, the volunteers, everyone here helping.”

All of the camp participants receive a shirt, a ball, breakfast and lunch each day as well as soccer skills training. There is also entertainment, demonstrations by different divisions of the police and fire departments and lessons in respect, teamwork and communication. If you want to see some inspiring futbol played by people from different nations and backgrounds you don’t have to go to the World Cup. This week just come out to Walter Hall Park on Casino Road in south Everett.

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