The Segundo Barrio Football Club‘s annual ‘Charity Cup’ game returns for 2019 this weekend.
The Charity Cup game pits local celebrities against the SBFC’s finest, in a match to see who is the champion of the Segundo Barrio – as well as raise funds for the the various SBFC programs.
The event will be held at Guillen Mddle School, located at 900 South Cotton Street, from Noon to 3pm this Saturday, February 23rd.
Admission is free and the entire event is open to the public. In addition to the soccer match, SBFC will also have music, jumping balloons, tacos and refreshments available for purchase.
Prior to the Charity Cup game at 12:30pm on Saturday, SBFC will host the 2019 Soccer and Reading Cup between Hart Elementary and Zavala Elementary, with kick off set for 11am.
Established in 2011, the Segundo Barrio Futbol Club (SBFC) is located in the neighborhood of the same time on the Southside of El Paso, sandwiched between downtown and the US/Mexico border.
Officials share that the original plan was to form just one team for the neighborhood children, but due to the overwhelming response, more teams and programs were added over time.
Via their website, SBFC say their mission is to “seek to use soccer as a tool for social change by developing programs that foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth and development of boys and girls in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio neighborhood and beyond.”