716 Champions League

Empowering youth. Building community.

A fundraising event for Algonquin Sports For Kids

Event Information

Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Thanks to our Sponsors! 


"I like it because it's a way for all the other kids, who maybe can't afford the expensive programs, to come together and play soccer...they've been teaching us about how many hours to sleep at night, how much glasses of water to drink, and good portions of food to eat...near where I live I see a lot of young kids starting to smoke. They're like oh you should come smoke a cigarette and I'm like no I gotta go to soccer." - Devin, Buffalo Soccer Club player age 12

Across the Buffalo and Erie county community, over 750 young players like Devin have the chance to participate in the game of soccer and learn healthy behaviors and life skills that will enable them to become strong, productive members of our community. Buffalo Soccer Club believe that sports, when done with the intention of developing the person first, can greatly impact a person's future choices and success. Your support of the 716Champions League will enable young players in underserved areas across our community the opportunity and access to play, learn, and grow!

How can you help support Buffalo Soccer Club?

Register: Become a player, and choose your team. Or, you can register as a fan by leaving the team blank and raising within your circle.  Want to be a Team Captain in 2017 and see your favorite team represented - contact Lauren at Lauren.Pristach@algonquinsports.org

Sponsor Someone: Find your favorite team or player and earmark your donation, helping them compete for the fundraising trophy.

When, Where, How, What?

October 15, 2016

1:00 -6:00pm - (Gates will open 30 mins prior to the first games)

Daemen College

Quick format (lengthy format shared in the documents)

  • Each team has a squad of 7-10 co-ed players
  • The games are 5-a-side with unlimited substitutions
  • Each team must field at least one female player at all times
  • Minimum of 3 games, each game will be a running a 20 minute game
  • Team jerseys are supplied to each player
  • We play rain or shine, if the weather is poor we will play inside on the gym floors
  • Any team raising over $2,000 will start the tournament with 2 bonus points, $1,000 will gain a team 1 bonus point

Buffalo Soccer Club

September 29, 2016

We just wanted to send out a quick thank you for your donation. Here at Buffalo Soccer Club, we know you are supporting your favorite player, but your donation helps support our favorite players too! Kids like Juliana, who just yesterday learned a new soccer move, but also had the opportunity to learn a valuable life skill. Juliana's feelings were hurt by one of her teammates and friends when emotions got heated on the field. After talking with coaches and agreeing with each other that each was sorry, they ran back on the field. The best part of the practice was about 15 minutes later when Juliana's friend who had hurt her feelings got hurt and Juliana was the first player to run over an check on her teammate. Juliana learned a lot in that short time and she earned a "Kudos" award from her coaches for her actions. Your donations allow Juliana and other players in the City of Buffalo to learn important life skills each day! 

Thanks for your contribution! 

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About the Organization

Algonquin Sports For Kids

Algonquin Sports for Kids is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a dedicated approach to the development of youth sports programs in the City of Buffalo.
The staff and volunteers who make all of Algonquin Sports for Kids' programs and activities possible truly believe that sports-based youth development programs in after-school environments and in the communities where our players live have the power to keep children safe, inspire success among youth, and the motivation to be change leaders. The investment of time and resources into community-based programs like ours are powerful weapons in the fight against juvenile delinquency, childhood obesity, and our country's persistently high school drop-out crisis.

Algonquin Sports for Kids is particularly focused on the coach-mentor model of coaching and training. We train our coaches to develop relationship with players and their teams, focusing on having a fun-loving, sportsman-like attitude about their sport.