Malden Reads "A Soccer Extravaganza"

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Malden Reads Caps Off an Inspiring 2012 with “A Soccer Extravaganza”

Sunday, April 29, 1:00 – 5:00pm at the Salemwood School
“A Malden Reads Event for All Ages”


(Activity Details Below)

The capstone event for this year’s Malden Reads is a Soccer Extravaganza, which will take place on Sunday, April 29, 2012, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at the Salemwood School, 529 Salem St., Malden, MA.

Sponsored by Malden Youth Soccer in association with Malden Reads, the event will include music and dance performances and exhibition-style soccer games. Kids of all ages are invited to participate in soccer clinics, as well as explore a variety of arts and crafts activities, including: henna tattoos, candy sushi, origami, cultural dances, storytelling, and much more. For adults who want a break from all things soccer, there will be videos, information tables, and an opportunity to record the story of how they came to Malden. Soccer-playing adults or anyone who wants to embarrass themselves or their offspring are invited to participate in the final soccer game of the afternoon. Refreshments will be available for purchase and there will be a raffle, proceeds to benefit Malden Reads.

Malden Reads will be collecting new and slightly used soccer gear and soccer balls for the Peace Passers Organization (for more information, please contact Karen Buck at karen.buck.mt@gmail.com).

For more information about this and other Malden Reads events, and this year’s selected title, visit the website: maldenreads.org

Things to Know

Doors open at 12:30. The event takes place INDOORS in the gymnasium and cafeteria of the Salemwood School.
Introduction & national anthem (sung by Ferryway student Sarah Beaton) begins at 1:00
Exhibition soccer games by Malden Youth Soccer
Soccer skills activities for all youth (ongoing)
Performances between games include:

Master of Ceremonies – MATV’s Ron Cox
Wah Lum Kung Fu Academy
Bengali singers & dancers
Asian pop dance “DNA”
“Air Bound” hip hop group
& more!

Other activities include:

Making candy sushi
henna tattoos
“Museum walk”
Read aloud stories
Cultural dances
“Where are you from?” map
Recording oral history video

Food & refreshments available for purchase
Raffle with great prizes! (Proceeds to benefit Malden Reads)

**The event will conclude with a community soccer game for high school youth and adults. Anyone can sign up to play! Email maldenreads@gmail.com to sign up in advance. You can also sign up at the event.


Donate Gently Used Soccer Gear & Soccer Balls!

Malden Reads and Malden Youth Soccer will be collecting gently used soccer gear and soccer balls at this event to donate to Peace Passers (www.peacepassers.org). This organizations collects and donates soccer equipment to people and communities with limited resources throughout the world. They promote team development and the funding of sustainable sports league play to empower and engage youth locally and globally.


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