As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Lonestar Soccer Club strives to never turn any player away from playing the Beautiful game due to economic barriers. The purpose of the 24-Hour Soccer Marathon is to provide financial aid for qualified Lonestar families to meet the costs of playing soccer, while participating in premier athletic programming. The 24-Hour Marathon is also a great way to raise awareness among our families and players about the importance of contributing to the community and giving back. Chances are, there's is a player on your team that will benefit directly from your generosity!
The Lonestar Financial Aid Program was created with the idea that every child who desires to play soccer has the opportunity for success not only on the field, but in life as well. Research has proven that children who participate in team sports have lower drop-out rates, lower occurrences of substance abuse, higher grades in the classroom, and higher levels of character development and self-esteem. The impact of participating in athletics is obvious and important in shaping the youth of our community. This year, Lonestar has awarded over $230,000 in financial aid to over 300 families at all levels of play. None of this is possible without our sponsors and donor fundraising efforts - thank you for your support!
What is the 24-Hour Soccer Marathon Event?
This is the one time of year that we ask the entire club to come together to help fundraise in support of each other. In order to have the biggest impact possible, we encourage every Lonestar player to raise at least $150 in donations for the event. During the marathon event, Lonestar teams will play soccer continuously for 24 hours, as each teams takes the field for a 45-minute time slot!