Tuesday, October 25, 2011


We had a great turn out for Saturday's soccer tournament, all teams played hard and fought to the very end. Even though it was single elimination, the players still went home with smiles on their faces and memories of a great fall season!

And the winners are (drum roll please)...5-7 year old teams: EVERYONE!, 8-10 year old teams: TITANS, 11-13 year old teams: SACAGAWEA, 14-18 year old teams: AMERICAN LEGION! Way to go each team, congratulations on your victory this season. We could tell that your love of soccer was only magnified through your wonderful coaches and hard work, which made each goal and win even sweeter! Thank you for a great season to all of you who helped make it possible! See you in the Spring! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Soccer Tournament

This Saturday, October 22nd is the Fall Soccer League Tournament, it has been a great season and the coaches and players have worked hard! All those practices and games have made it very rewarding for each team and it's players.
If you want to come out and cheer for the teams, the games will start at 9:00AM and go until 2:00PM; teams will be playing at The Boulders Apartment Complex field and Dixon Middle School field.   
  Everyone involved has been an intricate player this season; the sponsors, coaches, players, referees, the parents who come out to watch and support, The Boulders Apartment Complex, Franklin Elementary, Dixon Middle School, United Way, and those who run the soccer league. 
 A big THANK YOU to all who made this season a successful and fun season for the players and community!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Musical Melodies

The volunteers here at South Franklin are true heroes, who love to work with the children and people in the community. Rachel who is one of our piano teachers is a great example of a dedicated volunteer. 
 Rachel is a freshman at BYU who is a Pre-Music Education major who loves music and is excited to share her talents and love of music with those who come to the Community Center. Rachel first heard about this opportunity to teach at the Service Fair during New Student Orientation at the beginning of this Fall Semester.     
"I wanted to volunteer at the Community Center because, back home in New York, I spent most of my past two summers volunteering or working as a counselor at the Waterman Conservation Education Center, where I worked with kids. I really enjoyed this experience and figured that I would get a similar one from volunteering at South Franklin. Also, I am a Pre-Music Education Major at BYU, so giving the kids piano lessons is good teaching experience for me."
"Also, I had a great teacher back in NY, from whom I received free voice lessons. Through these lessons, I truly began to love music and I know that piano lessons are expensive, so I hope to influence these kids to love music and just have a great experience, just as my teacher did for me." 

Thank you to Rachel and all of our great volunteers, you are the heart and soul of this community center and we appreciate all the time and dedication you put into making it run! 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Everyday Hero: Josh Lewis

We love all of our volunteers at South Franklin. Each one of them dedicates their own unique set of skills and talents to benefit the Community Center. Two weeks ago, one South Franklin volunteer received much-deserved recognition at halftime of the BYU football game.
Josh Lewis, a volunteer soccer coach for the South Franklin Soccer League, was recognized at the game as an “Everyday Hero”. We couldn’t agree more! Josh has been coaching soccer for the South Franklin Soccer league for the last 3 years.  He grew up playing soccer. and even played some at Lone Peak High School in Highland. Josh is a student at BYU and gives his own time to coach the soccer games.
“I had coaches and friends and family that supported me. I feel like this is something I can do to give back and share with others what they gave to me,” said Josh. Josh said he has had many special experiences with the kids, and really enjoys volunteering as a coach for the soccer league.
Congratulations to Josh, and thanks again to all our wonderful volunteers!


Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Homework Heroes

Homework Heroes is a reward incentive program that is held every Friday from 3:00-5:00pm for children  grades K-12, who have come to tutoring through out the week. It is a great way to reward and congratulate the children for working so hard on their homework they have brought to tutoring. 
 Our volunteers create kid-friendly activities for all ages to participate in. The activities are engaging and worthwhile for all who interact. The volunteers have planned out a variety of activities, such as: indoor and outdoors sports, fun games, cooking classes, movie day, themed days, etc. 
 Homework Heroes is a lot of fun for all who participate, even the volunteers get to have a fun time when they are engaged in creating and implementing the activities they have planned.
 It is also a great way to come and volunteer for any BYU or UVU student, we have a lot of fun and its a great way to spend a Friday afternoon. The children are fun to be around and you can't help but smile and laugh when  you are around them. Games, fun, and laughter...what more could you ask for!  
 Homework Heroes is awesome!