The Friends of Mia alumni soccer game was created three years ago between North Thurston and Timberline boys soccer teams after Mia Deligeannis, young daughter of Timberline graduates Casey Deligeannis and his wife, Lelani Benavente, was diagnosed with leukemia. Mia passed away of leukemia this past April 17.
Teams involved in Saturdays benefit tournament are: Black Hills, Capital, North Thurston, Olympia, River Ridge, Shelton, Timberline, and Tumwater. North Thurston coach Chris Knudson said there will be approximately 160 former players on hand, including a number of former league MVPs.
Admission is free to the tournament and to the post-tournament party auction at Faith Community Center in Lacey at 6 p.m. However, donations will be accepted and concessions will be available, Knudson said.
All proceeds from the games and party will go to families dealing with childhood cancer, he said.
Heres the full games schedule:
8:45 a.m. Timberline v. River Ridge; Olympia v. Black Hills; Capital v. Tumwater; North Thurston v. Shelton
10:15 a.m. Tumwater v. Olympia; North Thurston v. River Ridge; Black Hills v. Capital, Timberline v. Shelton
11:45 a.m. North Thurston v. Timberline; Tumwater v. Black Hills; River Ridge v. Shelton; Capital v. Olympia
1:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. (teams TBD) Championship
4:15 p.m. (teams TBD)