Team Honduras

Friday, August 23, 2013

First Annual Jeff Braun Invitational Soccer Torney

We had the privilege of holding the 1st annual soccer tournament in honor of Jeff Braun this past weekend. For those of you who do not know who Jeff was; he was adopted from Honduras when he was six months old and raised in Stafford CT. He grew up there and then joined the armed forces. On December 12, 2003 Jeff was killed in Iraq. However, throughout his life he had a dream of helping other children in Honduras by helping to start a children's home.  He was killed before he ever saw his dream come true. So, in honor of Jeff we held a soccer tournament on August 17 and invited 3 local churches to participate as well as our own team from Iglesia Bautista El Faro. What a great time we had as we also had 15 guests from Jeff's home town in CT. Two of which included his father Bill Braun and his best friend Travis Gagnon who serves as a pilot in the US Coast Guard. Travis even put on a uniform and joined an opposing team who was short some players. He played hard but El Faro still came out on top. Pastor Matt even scored two of our goals. It was a great day full of excitement especially since El Faro brought home the trophy.  Jeff's dad and Travis were there to present the trophy to El Faro. What an exciting time for our home and we look forward to doing this every year.
El Faro Team along with Mr. Bill Braun and Travis Gagnon

Mr. Braun presenting the trophy to Victor our team captain

Travis and Carolina

No comments:

Post a Comment