Roster For 5/3 Ballpark Charity Match Released

The Boys in Blue will take over 5/3 Ballpark one more time this year, as they will play the La Raza All Stars in a charity match to raise funds for local soccer legend Roger Garner and the American Cancer Society.  18 players have been named in the squad, including several who have played for GRFC in the past.  This will be Lewis Robinson’s first match in charge of the GRFC Men, after recently being named Director of Soccer Operations for the club in September.

Roger Garner, or the “godfather” as many affectionately refer to him, was diagnosed with Multiple Myloma in February and has been fighting the dreaded disease since then.  During this time, Rog worked as the GRFC Women’s Director of Game Day Operations and you wouldn’t see him without a smile on his face all summer.

La Raza All Stars are a team comprised of players who participate in the largest Hispanic League in the Grand Rapids area.

The 18 players named to play on October 14th are:

1 – Beau Prey (GK)
2 – Jalen Rodriguez
5 – Nick Groenewold
6 – AJ Dufendach
7 – Anes Suhonic
9 – Elmedin Zukic
10 – Zac McCabe
11 – Caleb Postlewait
12 – Mason Darling
13 – Gabe Mateo
14 – Noble Sullivan (C)
16 – Tarwo Konbloa
17 – Spencer MacDonald
19 – Nick Capisciolto
20 – Jeo Pantoja
21 – Josh Robison
22 – TJ VanSlooten
23 – Nick Abdoo

Tickets for the match can be found at grandrapidsfc.com or at the gate on game day.