To the Editor:
On Saturday, May 18, Fairmont Soccer Association hosted our annual Spring Soccer Shake-Out Soccer Festival at Jeffrey Kot Soccer Fields in Fairmont. As a soccer association and community, we hosted 600 participants and their families. All enjoyed a wonderful day of soccer and Fairmont hospitality.
Thanks to our tournament sponsor, Mayo Clinic Health System-Fairmont, and in-kind sponsors Rosen's Diversified Inc. and C & B Operations/Martin County Implement, for their support. We wish to thank the workers with the city of Fairmont who handle so much labor with little thanks. You are truly appreciated. We would also like to thank our neighbors on South Prairie Avenue for their patience with the huge amount of traffic and activity.
We are pleased to showcase our community and town amenities during this event. We are especially proud that soccer in Fairmont has enjoyed such amazing growth over the past decade such that we can put on an event of this magnitude.
Thanks to all of our volunteers who gave valuable hours to stage this event. On behalf of the Fairmont Soccer Association, I want to thank the citizens of Fairmont who have supported the birth and growth of soccer in our community. The following is not cliche: without you, we would not be where we are today.
Matt Nielsen, president
Fairmont Soccer Association