Daily Archives: February 23, 2011

Parent’s Athletic League to Host a Professional Soccer Clinic in Calexico

Valley’s Youth will have an opportunity to meet and to learn valuable tips from some of the best Professional Soccer Players in the sport in Calexico this weekend. The Calexico Parent’s Athletic League youth will be hosting a Soccer Clinic for its youth this Saturday and Sunday.
Carmen Estrada Athletic Director and Soccer Clinic Coordinator commented “We are expecting between 150-200 children participating in the Soccer Clinic. There will be 3 Professional Soccer players including Juan Hernandez with Club America, that will be in Calexico giving back to these kids. It’s a great opportunity for our youth to interact with Professionals players that they only see on T.V.”
The community is invited to watch these Professional Players teach young soccer players from more than 36 teams involved with over 720 kids. There is expected to be Scouts from some of the Mexican National League teams as well. The entrance cost is a $5 donation to the CPAL-Soccer program for Parent’s or adults. No entrance fee for children or youth under 18.
Time: Saturday Feb. 26 & Sunday Feb. 27, 2011
Time: 9am-12pm
Location: Calexico High School Football Field
Entrance Fee: $5 donation per Adult
Students 18 and under NO cost
After the Soccer Clinic there will be 30 minute games between different teams ages 10-18 to allow the Professional Scouts to view the local talent and perhaps recruit for future or minor teams. The community is invited to attend and spend a good time and support a great cause.
The Police Activities League has traditionally relied on parents, donations and the support of the community to run its programs. Typically Recreational Programs run by cities have a fee to enroll and participate, this fee is higher than what most families can afford given the Valley’s demographics. CPAL provides a venue for those that can’t pay the fee because they have the ability to fund raise to offset the costs.
Former Calexico Mayor Louis Fuentes and CPAL Board member said, “This is the first Soccer Clinic in a series of events that we hope to have for our city’s youth. We are extremely grateful for the Professional Players that are taking the time to inspire and coach our kids. It’s going to be a great time.”
Calexico Parents Athletic League is a non-profit 501(c) 6 organization whose sole purpose is to keep children active in recreational sports. Your donation may be tax deductible. Please consult your tax advisor.

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Weather Matters; And Trivia!

IF YOU THINK YOU’ GOT IT BAD, JUST LOOK AT THE WEATHER REPORTS BACK EAST.  If I were a Snowbird, I’d be making arrangements to stay here for at least another month past the usual April 1st departure date.
But, some people are just gluttons for punishment. I have two friends who reside in Colorado, one of the snow capitals of the universe. And where did they go for a winter vacation? Antarctica!
Apparently it’s summer down there, this time of year. You could tell by the 400 foot high piles of snow and icebergs as big as mountain tops.
They even sent me some pictures of some penguins lying on the beach. I guess they were working on their tans.
Looking at the weather reports from most of the country I don’t see why they had to go so far to see snow. Perhaps there windows were too frosted over to see out of them.
But to each his own. I had some other friends visit who thought it was strange that I had a sweater on in February. They’re from cold country too – Minnesota.
But they spend their winters in Arizona and San Diego. A wise move on their parts.
So if you want to stay warm and comfortable, then stay right here. You can visit New Orleans in spirit this year too.. All you have to do is go to Calexico.
THE CALEXICO MARDI GRAS and Beer Xperience will take place Friday, Feb. 25th at the Calexico Cultural Arts Center in the De Anza Hotel. This beautiful facility has been remodeled and certifies safe, finally, after the earthquake of last Spring.
Come out, taste some poor man’s bubbly and get some beads and some culture. It will be a great way to catch up with some old friends and good times. If you’re from back east, it will help you forget all about cold weather too. After all, there are only a few more weeks of wintertime fun left.
You can even watch the crowning of the Mardi Gras King and Queen, register for door prizes and, hopefully, see who wins the best Mardi Gras costume award.
It’s a night of dazzling fun! All for only $30.00. A bargain if there ever was one.
In the 400’s a law was set forth in   England that a man was allowed to beat his wife with a stick no thicker than his thumb.
Hence we have ‘the rule of thumb’

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