On Sunday, September 7, the league will kick off its 34th season with its annual parade.
Residents will have the opportunity to come out and show their support for the league when the parade kicks off at 9 a.m. at I.S. 192, at 650 Hollywood Avenue, featuring over 800 children who come out to play for the league each year, marching in uniform with league officials, volunteers and parents in tow.
The action will culminate at Cintron Field on the corner of Balcom and Barkley avenues at 10 a.m. with the official start of the season taking place shortly thereafter at 11 a.m.
To fit in as many games as possible that day, opening day action will be shortened so that each match will take only 30 minutes. All other games throughout the season will be scheduled at one hour in length.
The season will run on Saturdays and Sundays, from September through November and again in March and April.
“We are always looking for sponsors or volunteers,” said league officer Charlie Capezuti. “This program is very important to this community. We really get these kids involved and I am a firm believer that the more you get kids to stay involved in positive activities like the AFC Rapid Soccer program, the more you get kids to stay out of trouble.”
Information about the league, including scores, standings, schedules, rules and sponsors, can be found at www.afcrapid.com
Readers can also find the latest information on each game during a weekly AFC Rapid column written by The Shadow right here in the Bronx Times or at www.yournabe.com.
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