Scoring Goals for Autism Soccer Tournament

On Sunday, May 5, 2013, Autism Science Foundation (ASF) hosted its 3rd Annual Scoring Goals for Autism soccer tournament at YSC Sports in Wayne, PA. This event raised money to fund research to find the causes of autism and develop better treatments for children, teens and adults with autism. ASF currently funds research conducted at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Autism Research, University of Pittsburgh, and at other leading research centers around the country.

The tournament included Men’s and Women’s adult teams. Women’s teams played in Open A and B Divisions. Men’s team played in Open, Over 30 and Over 45 Divisions. Each team was guaranteed three 18-minute games plus a chance for additional playoff games.

During the adult tournament, there was a TOPSoccer skills and drills clinic for children with autism and other disabilities. All fields were dedicated to the TOPSoccer clinic during this portion of the tournament. Players and coaches from the Philadelphia Union were on hand to participate in the TOPSoccer Program.

The 2013 slideshows below were put together by Evee B. Evee is a 6th grader who has an older brother with autism. She is a soccer player and serves on the Scoring Goals for Autism Planning Committee. She has volunteered as a TOPSoccer Buddy and Coach for the past three years. Evee has a wonderful passion for helping others which was evident at Scoring Goals 2013. She is pictured below with players from the Senza Nome women's team and Philadelphia Union at  Scoring Goals for Autism 2013.