Hometown Hero: Hunt 4 Soccer

December 2002 was a bad month for the flu. Lots of Dallas families had it, and the Silcock family was one of them.

Hunt Silcock, 13, had the flu. There were complications that attacked his heart, and four days later, he passed away.

In 2004, his father started Hunt 4 Soccer to honor his son's memory and help kids today. This year, the non-profit will donate 12,000 soccer balls.

Since it started, 65,000 soccer balls have been given to children across America. But because soccer is a team sport, hundreds of thousands of children are impacted by this legacy gift.

Hunt was considered one of the top 15 soccer players for his age in North Texas. He was on the St. Mark's team, a club team and the Olympic development team in North Texas in his age group.

He loved his family, soccer, his teammates and helping others.

Hunt 4 Soccer helps kids stay heart healthy and learn leadership and team skills while engaging in a positive activity after school.

America Scores Dallas partners with the non-profit by operating an after-school soccer program for 250 kids in six DISD schools. When a child completes the year-long program, he or she gets to keep the ball.

If you'd like to help get more soccer balls to kids, you can contact www.hunt4soccer.org

For more information on America Scores Dallas, contact www.americascoresdallas.org  

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