A Very Moving and Spirited Award Presentation

Morgan Mysza of the Buckingham United Soccer Club receives the Sarah Parvin Spirit Award. Like the namesake of the award, Morgan also has a passion for life and sports. Sarah faced Ovarian Cancer, Morgan is battling a form of brain cancer.

Buckingham, PA, September 19, 2009 --(PR.com)-- The Quakertown Soccer Club tournament Director, Ed Scholl arrived at the Hurricanes’ 2009 Summer training camp in Buckingham. He presented the Sarah Parvin Spirit Award to Buckingham United U13 Hurricane player, Morgan Mysza. Morgan and the Hurricanes participated along with many other teams in the Quakertown Soccer Club’s Sarah Parvin Memorial 24 hour Soccer Fest on August 1st. This event provides an opportunity for QSC players and players from across the region to contribute in fight against this disease that affects too many, while doing what that they do best - play soccer.

When the tournament committee read through their many entries and heard Morgan’s story, they knew the award should go to her. Morgan is an inspiration to her peers as well as adults. The essence of the award is who Morgan is all about. Her spirit, dedication, commitment to living life to the fullest shows in her life every day. Morgan is also battling a form of brain cancer. Her family and teammates admire her for not turning her back on any of her passions.

When asked about Morgan, her Coach and BUSC President, Sue Griffith said “Morgan is a great role model for CBAA athletes. She continues to surprise the doctors by her ability to participate in soccer and basketball at a high level. Morgan is always respectful and humble about her accomplishments and she is loved and revered by all. It is a pleasure to have her as a Buckingham United Hurricane.”

The award was created in its namesake’s honor to highlight a team or a person that best represents the spirit of sportsmanship Sarah exemplified. These words, taken from Sarah Parvin’s website says so much, “She was beautiful and she was intelligent. She had strength, courage and spirit. These words did not define her, she defined them. Sarah also had a faith that will serve as a shining example long after her passing. Sarah was charismatic, energetic and well…amazing. The one thing Sarah never became was a victim.

The tournament promotes healthy life styles, positive community outreach and show that teamwork can provide positive results. It also establishes the knowledge in our children, children just like Sarah, that they can and do make a difference.

Buckingham United Soccer Club
Becky Barlow
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