Parents and kids enjoyed separate entertainment before the Carolina RailHawks game this past Saturday night. Parents got to unwind in the party deck at WakeMed Soccer Park with complimentary wine and appetizers while the kids got their hands dirty with tie dye and community giving.
Pre-game festivities began when the parents dropped off their kids at the tie dye tent with members of the CASL staff (just call us your neighborhood babysitters!) before heading off to enjoy a relaxing hour among other parents and free accommodations. The kids took part in a messier evening of bright dyes and free pizza donated by CiCi's Pizza.
The most important element of the event, however, was a clothing drive to benefit Helping Hand Mission. Those who donated to the clothing drive were given a new CASL t-shirt to splatter with tie dye and take home. Thankfully, tie dye washes off both grass and hands, but the notion of supporting their community will stick with the kids as they grow.
Helping Hand Mission provides relief and support to needy families, which often includes food and clothes. They receive reusable items from around Wake County in order to assist these families. CASL’s event filled two boxes worth of clothing to donate to the organization. Thanks to everyone who came out and donated!
After all of the pre-game festivities, many CASL players in attendance walked out with the RailHawks starters as they entered the field. The 22 CASL players proved to be good luck charms for the team, as the RailHawks defeated the league-leading San Antonio Scorpions 3-1, catapulting them to 4th place in league standings. Many CASL teams and families also took advantage of the $10 discounted tickets in the CASL Tower (like the U10 Challenge Boys Boca Juniors - pictured).
Next Saturday, September 20, the RailHawks will take on the New York Cosmos. After the game, fans can enjoy free post-game FIREWORKS!! For information on CASL Tower tickets (sections 502-504) to the next RailHawks game, click here.