The Sipsey Valley soccer program is in dire need of new soccer goals for the upcoming season. Our current goals have been slowly falling apart due to weather exposure and constant use. For those who are not familiar with soccer, a decent set of goals will cost nearly $5,000. As a small program that is still trying to fundraise to get through the season – this would have been a monumental task without significant help from the community.
Our District 4 County Commissioner, Reginald Murray, and Tammy Mitchell Zimmerman, President of the Black Warrior/Sipsey Basin Community Action Partnership serving Southwest Tuscaloosa County, reached out to me after seeing Sipsey Soccer’s situation and have offered to pay not only for one goal – but two!
Due to this generous donation from our community leaders, the soccer program will continue to be able to do several things to benefit our players and both Sipsey Valley schools. First off, we will be able to “scholarship” several student-athletes who seek a positive sports experience but cannot afford the cost. For the second year, Sipsey Valley will also host the largest soccer tournament in West Alabama and this donation will ensure we have the funds to once again make this regional tournament a success.
Finally, and most importantly, the donation will enable the Sipsey Valley soccer program to continue to grow. Three years ago, we started with a single co-ed team. Fast forward to this year – we have three teams! Two varsity and one junior varsity co-ed team with a total of 63 players across the entire program. Reginald Murray and Tammy Mitchell Zimmerman’s decision to support Sipsey Valley soccer will free up funding to help coaches continue to encourage students, who may not believe they are athletes, to join our growing program.
Win or lose, Sipsey Valley soccer is focused on creating a positive environment for young people to grow into adults who will benefit our community in the future. Reginald Murray and Tammy Mitchell Zimmerman both serve as excellent role models in the community for our players. The entire Sipsey Valley community is a family and a family stands together. A family helps each other. A family will continue to grow and create even more opportunities for future generations. Today, this family came together and accomplished great things.
Thank you! Your significant contribution is sincerely appreciated by all those associated with Sipsey Valley soccer and your generosity will never be forgotten.
Black Warrior/Sipsey Basin Community Action Partnership "The Basin"