Proclamation kicks off soccer month


(Photo by Robert Herrington)

Dave Guthrie, executive director of Indiana Soccer Association, gets a handshake from Mayor Andy Cook after he proclaimed September Youth Soccer Month in Westfield. The National Youth Soccer Month campaign is celebrating its 10th year of educating the public about the joys, rewards and benefits of playing youth soccer. It also helps raise awareness of the benefits of playing the game – emphasizing soccer as the No. 1 youth participation sport in America. Cook said youth soccer brings children and families of all ages and abilities together for fun, friendship and fitness. Guthrie said more than 60,000 families in the state have soccer players with approximately 2,000 coming from Westfield.