(WOODRUFF, WI) – Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff, and Howard Young Medical Center, contributed $1,000 to support the Greater Lakeland American Youth Soccer Organization (GLAYSO). Each Saturday during the season, an average of 400 children from Minocqua, Woodruff, and the surrounding communities, participate in youth soccer games at Arbor Vitae - Woodruff School.
The GLAYSO mission is to provide a quality youth soccer program where everyone builds positive character through participation in a safe, fun, family-oriented soccer environment. The league’s six philosophies are: everyone plays, balanced teams, open registration, positive coaching, good sportsmanship, and player development.
GLAYSO practices begin the first week of August, and the first games are scheduled on Saturday, August 9. The season runs through the first weekend in October, culminating in the Full Moon Jamboree tournament. Children between the ages of 4 (as of July 31) and those entering the 8th-grade in the fall are eligible to play.
The contribution from Ministry Health Care will support registration fees for low-income families who would otherwise not be able to afford their kids the opportunity to play. “This generous support from Ministry Health Care will allow us to keep our registration fees among the lowest in the nation,” said Jeff Waite, regional commissioner for GLAYSO. “We do everything we can to keep the fees low so more children can enjoy playing soccer in our area.”
Registration will be held Tuesday, April 15, and Wednesday April 16, from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Arbor Vitae - Woodruff (AV-W) elementary school. You should register online at www.eayso.org, then bring a signed copy with you to the registration at AV-W to quicken the process. Registration fee is $50 for ages 6-14 and $25 for ages 4-5. Not included in the registration fees are the required shin guards, and appropriate shoes. Uniforms (jerseys, shorts and socks) are provided, along with certificates for a free soccer ball, thanks to the generosity of Minocqua Tire & Auto.
The success of each season is directly proportional to the number of volunteers supporting the program. Volunteers have found the experience rewarding as it helps develop the character of our youth. Consider becoming a volunteer coach, referee, or administrator. No experience is necessary, and training is provided for all volunteer positions.
For more information about the Greater Lakeland American Youth Soccer Organization, please visit www.GLAYSO.org, or call 715.385.9265.
Ministry Medical Group in Woodruff, located at 240 Maple Street inside Howard Young Medical Center, offers a full range of services including pediatrics, adult and geriatric care. Medical specialties offered include obstetrics/gynecology and women's health.
The clinic offers expanded hours to accommodate patients. MMG Woodruff is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Tuesday from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. to serve you and your family. Please call 715.356.8920 to schedule an appointment. Same day appointments are available.