The 2015 Father Christmas Cup is in the books and we are proud to announce that, for the first time ever, we topped $50,000!
A big “THANK YOU” goes out to the Atlanta soccer community and the continued generosity of all the players and spectators.
We’d also like to formally thank ALL of our corporate sponsors this year. Their collective support resulted in an increase of 30% for our receipts. A special s/o goes to the following –
Atlanta Silverbacks once again donated 100% of all the field time, ensuring that we have a place to host over 1,000 players in the adult co-ed league, youth league and, newly added, all-women’s league.
Global Image Sports (a sports management company that provides opportunities and experiences via the formation of strategic partnerships in the sports industry) contributed all of the signed, professional jerseys from across the EPL and La Liga -generating hundreds of dollars and a lot of excitement in our online silent auction!
NEW THIS YEAR: The FX CUP stepped up its digital game! Partnering with FreshTix, an Atlanta based ticketing platform, players were able to register online as well as purchase tickets to the raffle for the first time since the very first Cup was hosted in 2003!
Last, but certainly not least, Atlanta United FC became our anchor corporate sponsor for the first time …not to mention, entered a team which included Techincal Director, Carlos Bocanegra and President, Darren Eales. We all believe strongly that the FX Cup is so much more than winning any one game but, no doubt, AUFC will be the team to beat in 2016!
Proudly, our all-volunteer based organization is able to disburse close to 97% of the funds raised to Atlanta families missing a parent for the first time at Christmas.
This year’s beneficiaries were all very appreciative and all have requested that we share that with everyone involved.
The provisional date for the 2016 FX Cup is December 17th. We hope you’ll keep up with us in the meantime on –