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Soccer Double Header Benefits Peer Mentoring Program In Newtown

Kyle Lyddy is the organizer of a double header soccer game hosted by CSL’s Newtown Pride FC that will raise funds for Newtown Youth & Family Services at Blue & Gold Stadium in Newtown on May 6.
Kyle Lyddy is the organizer of a double header soccer game hosted by CSL’s Newtown Pride FC that will raise funds for Newtown Youth & Family Services at Blue & Gold Stadium in Newtown on May 6. Photo Credit: linkedin

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Newtown Youth & Family Services will host a soccer double header at Blue & Gold Stadium on Friday, May 6 to raise funds for peer-to-peer mentoring programs in the Newtown community.

The New York Cosmos B will face the Westchester United Soccer Club and will be followed by Newtown Pride FC taking on Reading United A.C. The double header will begin at 6 p.m. with the second game starting 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.

For over 30 years Newtown Youth and Family Services has been providing mental health and community support services to the Greater Newtown area. NYFS continues to provide after school activities, support groups, social groups for children with autism spectrum disorder and programs for pre-school, youth and teens as well as provide financial assistance for counseling to children and families.

“NYFS is honored to be able to collaborate with the Newtown Pride to enhance the services we provide for the community,” said NY&FS Executive Director Candice Bohr. “There is no better way to develop a team partnership like that of Newtown Pride and NYFS than watching highly skilled teams work together for a common goal.”

Tickets for students are $5 and adults are $7 with tickets available at the gate. Those interested in purchasing tickets in advance can do so by logging onto Newtown Youth & Family Services website http://newtownyouthandfamilyservices.org and clicking on the “Upcoming Events” tab. All net proceeds from the event, including ticket sales, will go to Newtown Youth & Family Services.

“Newtown Youth & Family Services continues to be an integral part of our community – and this event will assist in ensuring peer to peer mentoring programs continue. In the few years Newtown Pride has put on this event, they have raised more than $10,000 for local organizations to ensure their mission pushes forward. We’re excited to add to that tally to ensure services continue to be available for those who need them most,” said Newtown resident Kyle Lyddy who is coordinating the event with Newtown Youth & Family Services and Newtown Pride F.C.

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