Did you know that South Orange County is home to Championship Stadium? Champion Stadium is a beautiful soccer arena and is set in in the heart of Irvine Great Park. Home to Orange County Soccer Club, the team competes in the Professional Development League for the MLS, a feeder team for the new MLS expansion team “Los Angeles Football Club.” It is a tier 2 professional level and is a great way to experience the sport of soccer.
St. John’s, Salem, and St. Paul’s Lutheran Schools teamed up to participate in the first ever Lutheran schools night hosted by the Orange County Soccer Club, on Saturday 3/24. With just over 100 families participating, kids were able to participate in player introductions, dream team activities, and some were even chosen to go out on the field for the National Anthem or be a sideline ball retriever. St. John’s own Kelly Early was asked to sing the National Anthem,if you have heard her sing in our praise band, you can only imagine how amazing she sounded. It was a great night for all those involved.
This night was meant to be a new stepping stone in developing a new era of camaraderie and fellowship among our Lutheran School system. The kids enjoyed fellowship without the label of this school or that school. Families joined in fellowship while eating from the food truck vendors which are a part of the “IN-STADIUM” environment. The facility is incredible, the environment promotes positive experiences for the game of soccer, and the up close field experience was exciting. Looking forward to more nights of fun and fellowship with other Lutheran Schools united in ministry. Did I mention, the kids had a blast… just look at the pictures below.
By: Mr. Kenny Harrison, 8th grade