Get your chance to win this autographed Jay DeMerit Soccer Cleat!
For those of you who don’t know who Jay DeMerit is, he is the current captain of the MLS Vancouver Whitecaps and a member of the US Men’s National Soccer team. Jay story was made into a movie – Rise and Shine the Jay DeMerit Story! (We were honored to have a showing of Jay’s film this past March!)
The true story of a young American’s impossible journey – a journey never experienced or heard of in the soccer world. After college, Jay’s dream of playing pro soccer in Europe seemed unreachable. Sleeping in an attic, painting houses and eating beans and toast to survive, Jay took the most unlikely route to the top. After not making the professional leagues in the U.S., Jay left for Europe at the age of 21 without any professional experience – only a passport, $1500 and a backpack full of dreams. The film documents Jay’s journey from the bottom – playing in Sunday park leagues and lower level division London clubs earning 40 pounds a week – to playing in the English Premier League – to starting in the 2010 World Cup. The Jay DeMerit Story is a story of perseverance, hard work and relentless belief in a dream… It is a story that needs to be told.
The poorest man is not without a cent, but without a dream…
Jay, along with his Rise and Shine team have sent us this soccer cleat to show their support of Kick It for Kylee and especially of Riley and her family! We are honored to have had a chance to raffle this off at our camp. Thanks to all those who purchased tickets.