Funds needed for soccer star

2018-01-23 06:01
Earon and her mom Sharon Isaacs show off some of the awards she has won during her soccer career.PHOTOS: AISHAH CASSIEM

Earon and her mom Sharon Isaacs show off some of the awards she has won during her soccer career.PHOTOS: AISHAH CASSIEM

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The family of a talented soccer player from Lansdowne is calling on locals to support their campaign with the hopes of sending their daughter to compete in Dallas this coming April.

“Get Earon to Dallas” is a campaign in aid of 17-year-old Earon Isaacs, one of many young ladies from the Cape Flats set to compete in the Dallas International Girls’ Cup.

An excited Sharon Isaacs says that with her daughter having been selected as part of the Ikapa United Football Club u.17 girls’ team, their family now has to raise R27 500 by the end of February to make the trip a reality.

The event is a celebrated tournament for the youth in the United States of America and this will mark the first time the club will be sending an all-girls team to compete.

“Top u.17 girl football players from all over the Western Cape have been invited, many of whom represent their district and province on a local and national level,” says Isaacs.

“Earon’s final fundraiser in her campaign is a Valentine’s party on Saturday 17 February. She has worked hard in her campaign, making and selling home-made fudge and also Turkish delight. She received a donation of clothing and sold this too. She even shared the clothing with a fellow player who managed to raise R1700 for herself as well.”

Isaacs says her home-schooled daughter not only shines in the sport of soccer but is also a champion hip-hop dancer and achieved her black belt in karate last year.

“Earon put these skills to use to raise money by doing dance and karate demonstrations for early learning centres from the LKRD ECD Forum and managed to raise R5000,” she explains.

The talented soccer player, who holds numerous awards for her skills, is still in need of R5500 and pocket money and will host her final fundraiser in the hopes of raising the funds needed. The family aims to sell 600 tickets to their Valentine’s party next month.

The young soccer player says she aims to inspire other youth in her community through her skills and by representing her team and country.

“Our team will represent South Africa and Africa and will be the first for the ladies to compete, knowing that our male players have been competing in this tournament for the past 17 years. This is a good opportunity for me and I hope to be scouted and offered a scholarship,” she says.

V For more information, call the Isaacs family on 078 473 1747.

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