Big Win for At-Risk Kids

SoccerBall brings home the win for America Scores Dallas

SoccerBall brings home the win for America Scores Dallas

William Carr, Kim Dale, Ken Carson, Marlene Sughrue, Michael Pappas, soccerball
William Carr, Kim Dale, Ken Carson, Marlene Sughrue, Michael Pappas Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Nathaniel Davis, Toni Munoz Hunt, Soccerball
Nathaniel Davis, Toni Munoz Photo by Aaron Fairooz
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The SoccerBall benefits America Scores Dallas. Photo by Aaron Fairooz
America SCORES Dallas Poet Athletes, soccerball
Dallas poet athletes showing off their skills at the SoccerBall. Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Richard Nunez, Jennifer Lopez, Crystal Schober, soccerball
Richard Nunez, Jennifer Lopez, Crystal Schober Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Michelle Mireles, Gilbert Garza, soccerball
Michelle Mireles, Gilbert Garza Photo by Aaron Fairooz
America SCORES Dallas Poet Athletes, soccerball
Dallas poet athletes showing off their skills at the SoccerBall. Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Chris Burke, Pat Burke, soccerball
Chris Burke, Pat Burke Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Sharron Hunt, Weldon Turner , soccerball
Sharron Hunt, Weldon Turner Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Mercedes Flores, Melanie Gayle, soccerball
Mercedes Flores, Melanie Gayle Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Marlene Sughrue, William Carr, soccerball
Marlene Sughrue, William Carr Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Mallory Donovan, Gavin Donovan, soccerball
Mallory Donovan, Gavin Donovan Photo by Aaron Fairooz
Mark Giles, Whitney Giles, soccerball
Mark Giles, Whitney Giles Photo by Aaron Fairooz
William Carr, Kim Dale, Ken Carson, Marlene Sughrue, Michael Pappas, soccerball
Nathaniel Davis, Toni Munoz Hunt, Soccerball
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America SCORES Dallas Poet Athletes, soccerball
Richard Nunez, Jennifer Lopez, Crystal Schober, soccerball
Michelle Mireles, Gilbert Garza, soccerball
America SCORES Dallas Poet Athletes, soccerball
Chris Burke, Pat Burke, soccerball
Sharron Hunt, Weldon Turner , soccerball
Mercedes Flores, Melanie Gayle, soccerball
Marlene Sughrue, William Carr, soccerball
Mallory Donovan, Gavin Donovan, soccerball
Mark Giles, Whitney Giles, soccerball

More than 300 of Dallas' movers and shakers descended on the Fashion Industry Gallery to toast the 10th annual SoccerBall benefiting America Scores Dallas. Marlene Sughrue, this year's event chair, welcomed guests with cocktails and hors d'oeuvre as they explored silent auction items including jewelry, travel and, of course, culinary experiences with some of the best in the Dallas food biz.

Speaking of fantastic food, Jeff Harris (new chef at AF+B in Fort Worth) created a three-course meal for guests, including Dan Hunt, Brandon Olds, Ashley Tatum, Newt Walker, Steve Caple, Gavin George, Lauren Christensen, John Christensen, Maxine and Ben Trowbridge, Michelle Mireles, and Gilbert Garza.

The highlight of the evening was a poetry performance by some of the children participating in the America Scores Dallas program. It was only a taste of what this nonprofit after-school program does each and every day as it helps hundreds of at-risk children in 10 DISD schools.

America Scores Dallas is an affiliate of the national program, and it is the only youth development program that addresses high obesity and illiteracy rates in Dallas while cultivating the next generation of leaders in urban elementary schools through the combination of soccer, poetry and service learning.