PRYOR, OKLAHOMA -- As the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks approaches Oklahomans are pitching in to remember the victims and help our soldiers overseas.
"Soccer for Soldiers" kicks off Saturday at the Mayes County Soccer Complex in Pryor. The goal is to honor veterans and help soldiers in Afghanistan by sending soccer gear to the war zone.
Twenty soccer games are scheduled starting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be several games for anyone to join in on the fun. Other events include soccer volleyball, a radar gun for shots on goal, soccer golf, a dunk tank and a Jupiter Jump for the kids.
Hamburgers, hot dogs and drink will be available.
The groups are seeking donations of new or used soccer gear and money.
Events begin at 9 a.m. with the National Anthem sung by Lavetia Jensen and a flag raising by Claremore High School's Navy Junior ROTC program.
Blue Star Mothers and Thunderbird Youth Academy will be represented at the soccer complex. Sponsors are Roberts Auto Center, Collins Electric, Pryor Creek Nursery and ISCO Pipe.
Mayes County Soccer Association representative Jared Crisp, Staff Sergeant Jeff Miller, and event sponsor Misty Edwards were interviewed about the event on Six in the Morning Thursday.
The Soccer Complex is located east of Highway 69 in Pryor. Take Highway 20 (Graham Avenue) east to Elliot Street. Turn left or north on Elliot then right (east) on N.E. 5th Street.