Number of Participants: 208
Hours Donated: 5
Value of Time Served: $8,788
Event Type: Civic & Community
Sport: Boys Soccer
School: Horace Greeley High School
Date: August 30, 2022
Horace Greeley High School
Roaring Brook Road, Chappaqua
The Casey Taub Memorial 22:22 soccer jamboree was started after Horace Greeley boys varsity soccer lost Casey Taub, who passed away July 2017 after his sophomore year from a Glioblastoma, a fatal brain tumor. Casey’s team # was 22. The first home game after his passing was organized to honor his memory. In front of a large crowd who were standing to clap during the 22nd minute of the first half, Greeley scored at exactly 22:22 on the scoreboard. That time was incorporated into the title for the soccer jamboree.
The jamboree returned this year after a two year hiatus due to covid.
The jamboree asks teams who attend for a small donation and merchandise and snacks are sold that day with all the money donated in Casey’s memory to The Matthew Larson Foundation for Pediatric Brain Tumors (www.Ironmatt.org ). This foundation in addition to funding research grants also provides direct financial assistance to families who are dealing with treating their children’s brain cancer.