Father Christmas Cup will be played RAIN or Shine!

The Father Christmas Cup is an annual charity soccer tournament raising money for local families who have recently lost a parent.

The Father Christmas Cup originated from the ideas of the 1914 WWI Christmas truce where German and English soldiers stopped fighting and played a soccer match in the middle of no man’s land. The Father Christmas Cup uses as its fundamental basis this powerful depiction of hope for peace and civility and regard for one’s fellow man.


This will be our 20th Year for this popular local fundraiser and will once again be held at Silverbacks Park on Saturday, December 10th 2022. 

The Atlanta Silverbacks organization, the Atlanta United FC and the Atlanta United Foundation continue to support this fundraiser and are expected to once again be our Platinum Shirt Sponsors. 

We look forward to seeing all our partners, sponsors and friends on the day for what promises to be another very special event. Silverbacks Park will be showing the scheduled World Cup Quarterfinal Matches.

If you are interested in supporting or participating this year, please contact

For Sponsorship opportunities contact Stephen O’Hare [email protected] 

Youth teams contact Neil McNab [email protected]

Women’s teams contact Mark Halulka [email protected]  

Men’s and CoEd teams contact Steve Dunbar [email protected]  

Media contact is Ellen Peacock [email protected]  

To nominate Honorees/Beneficiary Families contact Jeb Smith [email protected]

Schedule for December 10, 2022 Father Christmas Cup
 8:00 am Silverbacks Park Opens
 8:30 am Youth Registration Opens
 9:00 am Youth Tournament Starts
 10:00 am Volunteers report to help set up
 11:00 am Adult Registration Opens
Beneficiary Families are encouraged to arrive by 11:00
 11:30 am Youth Tournament Finishes
 11:30 am Gathering of All Attendees for Memorials
 12:00 pm Adult Tournament Starts
 5:00 pm Adult Tournament Finishes
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