MuKappa Soccer Fundraiser

by Grace Choi, correspondent


Around 40 Chicago Moody students participated in the Annual MuKappa Soccer Tournament on Saturday, April 22 which was hosted by the missionary kid student group. This year’s winning team, “The Asians,” scored three points in their first match and defeated the “FC Come On Jonathan” team 2-0 in the final.

Over the years, the MuKappa Soccer Tournament players have been a mixture of missionary kids, internationals, and American students. Christi Palangi, sophomore TESOL major, said it was her first time playing with a team and it was the best part of the MuKappa Soccer Tournament for her.

This year’s tournament consisted of four teams, half the number that played last year. Each team played five times, playing at least one game with every other team to determine the winner. The teams’ overall scores were recorded to break any potential ties in the end.

MuKappa awarded “The Asians” a gift card for Nando’s, the second-place team a Chipotle gift card, the third-place team a Panda Express gift card, and the fourth-place team a McDonalds gift card. They also gave gift cards for the referees who volunteered.  

Overall, the executive members of MuKappa said that they wanted to award all the teams and referees for playing to raise support for SMF’s project. Their goal was not only to get students to play soccer together, but also to have them involved in a good cause. According to the treasurer of MuKappa, Esther Bendele, the team raised $80 at the event, which was given to SMF’s mission project to provide translated Bibles for the unreached “So” people in Laos.

Jon Magwood, the President of MuKappa, gathered everyone into a circle to pray for SMF and their project at the end of the closing ceremony of the event.

Around 40 Chicago Moody students participated in the Annual MuKappa Soccer Tournament on Saturday, April 22 which was hosted by the missionary kid student group. This year’s winning team, “The Asians,” scored three points in their first match and defeated the “FC Come On Jonathan” team 2-0 in the final.

Over the years, the MuKappa Soccer Tournament players have been a mixture of missionary kids, internationals, and American students. Christi Palangi, sophomore TESOL major, said it was her first time playing with a team and it was the best part of the MuKappa Soccer Tournament for her.

This year’s tournament consisted of four teams, half the number that played last year. Each team played five times, playing at least one game with every other team to determine the winner. The teams’ overall scores were recorded to break any potential ties in the end.

MuKappa awarded “The Asians” a gift card for Nando’s, the second-place team a Chipotle gift card, the third-place team a Panda Express gift card, and the fourth-place team a McDonalds gift card. They also gave gift cards for the referees who volunteered.  

Overall, the executive members of MuKappa said that they wanted to award all the teams and referees for playing to raise support for SMF’s project. Their goal was not only to get students to play soccer together, but also to have them involved in a good cause. According to the treasurer of MuKappa, Esther Bendele, the team raised $80 at the event, which was given to SMF’s mission project to provide translated Bibles for the unreached “So” people in Laos.

Jon Magwood, the President of MuKappa, gathered everyone into a circle to pray for SMF and their project at the end of the closing ceremony of the event.

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