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Saturday & Sunday, May 17 & 18
Friday, May 16
Mike Rose Soccer Complex
Jason, Jessica, Rylee & Kayden
The Greater Memphis Soccer Association proudly presents the 5th Annual edition of the River City For Itty-Bitties (RIBS) Soccer Tournament, a 7v7 adult soccer event, on Saturday & Sunday, May 17th & 18th, 2014 at the Mike Rose Soccer Complex in Memphis, Tennessee.
This year's event will once again benefit
the March of Dimes, as well as the Le Bonheur
Children's Hospital Neuroscience Institute.
Registration is only $250 per team (minimum 11 players, maximum 17).
Tournament Mailing Address:
If you can't make it to the tournament
or the 5K this year, you can still make a donation through PayPal!
Beginning in 2012, we have kicked off RIBS weekend with "Rylee's Run" 5K on Friday night...it has been a huge success, so we're doing it again! This year's 5K will be held on Friday evening, May 16th at 7:00 pm, on the course at the beautiful Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
More than 200 runners joined us last year's race, which finished on the field inside the 3,000-seat soccer stadium.
Photos from the first two races can be found on our tournament and 5K Facebook Page.
This is a family event, open to runners, joggers and walkers of all ages and fitness levels.
The Mike Rose Soccer Complex is a Shelby County Government owned facility that is privately managed and operated by OS Memphis. This successful private-public partnership was engineered by Mayor Jim Rout, the corporate community, John Talley of OS Memphis and the local soccer community.
The Complex in Memphis, Tennessee sits on 136.17 acres conveniently off Bill Morris Parkway. The Mike Rose Soccer Complex was designed to accommodate exhibition games, tournaments, league games, special events, as well as academies, camps and clinics, and coaches' symposiums. More about MRSC...
Patients with brain tumors, epilepsy and other neurological conditions come to LeBonheur from around the country. LeBonheur's Neuroscience Institute ranks among the top pediatric neuroscience programs in the country – and to continue their amazing work, they depend on the generosity of people like you. Every gift helps us save children’s lives.
Proceeds from the tournament and 5K events will benefit the March Of Dimes, as well as LeBonheur Children's Hospital Neuroscience Institute. Since their inception, the RIBS Tournament and Rylee's Run have raised more than $47,000 for our charities!
The cause has special meaning to GMSA and several of its members, including Jason & Jessica Vinson, who have played in GMSA for more than a dozen years. Read more of their special stories and others:
There is no truer statement than “life is a gift, never take it for granted”. Jason and I learned this valuable lesson to be true when our daughter was born prematurely. When it comes to the birth of a child, it is truly a miracle where you cherish each and every moment. More...