Most Islander families have done the travel circuit. Manteca, Lathrop, Davis, Sacramento. Maybe Napa or Santa Cruz. This summer, the 2008 boys took travel to another level. The destination? The United Kingdom! It was a soccer packed 10 days. Within 24 hours of landing in London, most of the boys and their families headed to Wembley Stadium for the Community Shield, the final preseason game before the start of the Premier League, which Manchester City won over Liverpool in a penalty shootout thriller.
I would like to thank Erik Coker, our Treasurer, for providing the transportation for our very successful ASC entry into this year’s parade. I would also like to thank Dave Lekashman, our Secretary, for co-chairing this effort with me. Thanks to the parents of our ASC players that helped supervise our riders during the parade. Mostly, I want to thank our 30+ float riders that truly made it a successful event.