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In 2016, we exceeded our $20,000 goal, and raised $30,000!
We couldn't have done it without your support, and the support of our
A $15,000 donation was made to both of our charities...the March Of Dimes & LeBonheur Children's Hospital Neuroscience Institute!
Saturday & Sunday, May 21 & 22
Friday, May 20
Mike Rose Soccer Complex
Jason, Jessica, Rylee & Kayden
The Greater Memphis Soccer Association proudly presents the 7th Annual edition of the River City For Itty-Bitties (RIBS) Soccer Tournament, a 7v7 adult soccer event, on Saturday & Sunday, May 21st & 22nd, 2016 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.
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!
RIBS weekend will kick off with the 5th annual "Rylee's Run" 5K on Friday night, May 20th at 7:00 pm, on the course at the beautiful Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
More than 250 runners joined us for last year's event, which was our most attended event to date! (Unfortunately, the 2015 race was cut short by inclement weather.)
Photos from the first four editions of the race 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 $114,000 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.