2016 Unified Soccer Championship

It was a hot and sunny day as 9 schools converged at Abraham Lincoln for the 2016 Unified Soccer Championship. Universal Audenried Charter, Frankford, Furness, George Washington, High School of the Future, Martin Luther King, Sayre, and Thomas Edison joined host Abraham Lincoln for the culminating event of the year. Clara Barton Elementary, Universal Daroff Elementary, Solis-Cohen Elementary School, and Tilden Middle School also made the journey to Lincoln to cheer on the high school students.

The Unified Soccer Championship kicked off with Matt Cord, Philadelphia 76ers and 93.3 WMMR, leading Opening Ceremonies. Abraham Lincoln’s Junior ROTC presented the colors as a group from the Lincoln Choir sang the National Anthem. President and CEO of Special Olympics Pennsylvania, Matthew Aaron and Director of Special Olympics Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, Britt Kleine, gave brief remarks and wished the athletes luck. Bettyann Creighton, Directorof Health, Safety and Physical Education, gave remarks as well as thanked the teachers turned coaches for their efforts throughout the year and wished their teams the best.

We would like to thank the School District of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Coalition of Public Charter Schools for your amazing partnership and bringing inclusion and opportunity into our Philadelphia schools. We would like to recognize our sponsors who made this event a success: Drexel University’s Eat Right, Philadelphia Union, phl17, Sambulance Safety Squad, and Shop Rite. We also could not do it without our volunteers who took time out of their day to support a growing movement. Thank you to the Finish Line, Knights of Columbus, Sons of Ben for helping us #LiveUnified.

First Rounds:

 
Field 1
Field 2
field 3
field 4
field 5
field 6
Round 1
AL 1 (2) v SOF 1 (0)SOF 2 (0) v MLK 1 (2)TE 2 (1) v AUD 2 (1)FURN 1 (3) v FRNK 2 (0)SAY 2 (0) v MLK 2 (0)GW 1 (1) v SAY 1 (0)
Round 2
SOF 1 (1) v  AUD 1 (4)MLK 1 (5) v TE 1 (1)AUD 2 (0) v FURN 2 (1)FRNK 2 (1) v GW 2 (3)MLK 2 (1) v FRNK 1 (1)SAY 1 (2) v AL 2 (0)
Round 3
AUD 1 (1) v AL 1 (6)TE 1 (3) v SOF 2 (0)FURN 2 (1) v TE 2 (0)GW 2 (2) v FURN 1 (1)FRNK 1 (1) v SAY 2 (1)AL 2 (0) v    GW 1 (1)

 

Medal Rounds:

Bronze Medals:

Audenried 2 v Furness 1, Audenreid 1 v Thomas Edison 1, Martin Luther King 2 v Sayer 1

Gold Medal Rounds:

Furness 2 v George Washington 2, Abraham Lincoln 1 v Martin Luther King 1, Frankford 1 v George Washington 1

Final Results:

BLUE DIVISION 
  1. Abraham Lincoln 1
  2. Martin Luther King 1
  3. Thomas Edison 1
  4. Audenreid 1
  5. School of the Future 1
  6. School of the Future 2
GREEN DIVISION 
  1. George Washington 2
  2. Furness 2
  3. Furness 1
  4. Audenreid 2
  5. Thomas Edison 2
  6. Frankford 2
RED DIVISION 
  1. George Washington 1
  2. Frankford 1
  3. Sayer 1
  4. Martin Luther King 2
  5. Sayer 2
  6. Abraham Lincoln 2

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