The Bob Emig Foundation sponsored the 2nd Annual Jackie Joyner-Kersee Soccer Banquet on November 23.
The foundation is committed to helping to grow the soccer program in East St. Louis with a goal of having both boys and girls soccer at East St. Louis High School in the near future.
Special thanks to guest coaches John Suess and Bill Mueller and members of the Peace Lutheran Saturday Morning Soccer Club. Also thanks to Justin McMillan and the The Sports Academy for being visiting coaches.
The program was led by JJK center program director ShaVon Wilson with the assistance of Rory Taylor. Many parents also volunteered in various capacities to help make the program a soccer and life skills learning experience for the youth.