Kissel Fall Soccer League dedication ceremony
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[September 11, 2009]
Megan Kissel Fall Soccer
League is set to kick off Sept. 26 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at the
Lincoln Developmental Center on State Street with a soccer clinic
for players and coaches. There will be a short dedication ceremony
from 2 to 2:15 honoring Megan Kissel. The ceremony will feature the
Kissel family, and Keith Ray will provide an encouraging message and
prayer. The soccer clinic will begin promptly after the ceremony.
The Kissel family chose the YMCA to receive memorials from the
community because of Megan's love for the sports and other programs
the Y provided for her to enjoy with her family. New soccer
equipment and nets have been purchased with the memorials received.
Also, the memorials have provided many families in financial need
the ability to participate in fall soccer through the YMCA
Scholarship Program. The YMCA and the recipients of scholarships
thank the Kissel family and all contributors in memory of Megan.
The soccer clinic will be directed by LCHS head soccer coach Tim
Stuckey, his soccer players and YMCA sports director Michael Lennen.
They have teamed together to give the children the skills needed to
compete, and the YMCA volunteer coaches have the know-how to provide
fun, safe, age-appropriate soccer practices and matches. Every
practice will have lessons in the YMCA's four core values: caring,
honesty, respect and responsibility. The ultimate goal is to present
a high-quality soccer program to the community.
The public is invited to come for this special occasion on Sept.
26, beginning at 2 p.m., at LDC. Concessions will be provided.
For more information, contact Michael Lennen at the YMCA.
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Megan Kissel Fall Soccer League dedication ceremony
Saturday, Sept. 26
Lincoln Developmental Center, 861 State St.
Timeline of events:
2 p.m. -- Welcome
by Michael Lennen and Jan Schacht
2:03 p.m. --
Introduction of Kissel family by Michael Lennen and Jan Schacht
2:05 p.m. -- Prayer
by Dr. Keith Ray, president of Lincoln Christian University
2:07 p.m. -- Moment
2:08 p.m. -- Kissel
2:15 p.m. -- Clinic
for players and coaches begins, led by Michael Lennen and Tim
3:30 p.m. -- Clinic
[Text from file received from
Michael Lennen, sports and aquatics director,
Lincoln Area YMCA]