ELA Football Tournament

Raises 4000 Euros for ELA

FC Prilly-Sports won the Joseph Swift CupLast weekend we were invited once again to the The ELA Cup organized by our local football team AS Gresivaudan (ASG) at Pontcharra. This year’s edition of the tournament took place in perfect conditions and saw 16 under-13 teams from all over France and as far afield as Germany demonstrating amazing football skills in the beautiful surroundings of the sports ground in Pontcharra.

This was the third year that the tournament has raised money for ELA and it was the most successful so far:

  • During the opening ceremony all the teams arranged themselves to form the letters “E”, “L”, and “A” on the main football pitch.
  • More fund-raising initiatives took place including a tombola to win some signed professional football shirts, a dedicated ELA tent, quad bike racing, and much more.
  • The addition of a new prize named after Joey – “The Joseph Swift Cup” – awarded to the team having the highest score in quiz about the ELA and leukodystrophy.

A.S. GRAC won the TournamentAll in all, not only was there some great football played, but the tournament also managed to raise over 4000 Euros! In addition it also received two full pages of coverage in the local newspaper the Le Dauphiné Libéré.

Once again we thank Thierry Pineau and everyone at AS Gresivaudan for their amazing energy, hospitality, and dedication.

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