All proceeds from the tournament went to the Peter French Memorial Foundation, which gives grants to needy young adults and to ARVD research. This year’s tourney raised around $4,000.
The winning team in the Men’s Open was Vinho da Madeira, who made a magnificent comeback in the last few minutes of the finals to beat the Gunners 9-8 in overtime.
The biggest draw was in the Boys’ High School division, which saw 10 teams vying for the championship. Winchester fought hard but lost in the finals 9-5 to SF Vikings, a club team from the North Shore.
The Girls’ High School division had the most exciting finals of the weekend. The game went into a shootout, with Winchester squeaking by Delta FC (a club team from the Dual County region) 5-5, 3-2 PK's.
The U-14 Girls division was perhaps the most competitive, with all teams showing soccer prowess. In the end, the Cranberries knocked off the Stars of Mass 6-4 in the championship match.
The anxiously awaited raffle drawing was held at the end of the weekend with an autographed Claudio Reyna game jersey and a pack of four category one Revolution tickets going to the winners.
We would like to thank the players, volunteers, and sponsors for making this event possible and are looking forward to Love To ComPete 2008. For pictures, complete results, and more information about this year’s event, visit the tournament’s permanent website at http://www.lovetocompete.com.