Board Members
Elks Youth Soccer Board!
Monday, May 12
A Letter From The Chairman!

As the Elks Select Soccer Club enters it’s 26th year I am extremely pleased with the status of our program.

Most satisfying of all our accomplishments throughout the past twenty six years is our commitment to the youth of Granite City, Illinois.
and surrounding areas. That commitment is to provide a positive soccer experience and prepare our young athletes with the skills necessary to compete with excellence.

This organization is also very proud that we have been able to maintain a low cost to the player and his/her family with high-end results because the coaches and managers remain volunteers. Each player pays only $325.00 a year as his/her dues.
The players/parents are also required to work the Elks/Pepsi Soccer Tournament and two club BBQ fundraisers per year.

In return, they receive 2 sets of uniforms, 2 shirts, 2 shorts, 2 socks, 3 paid tournaments and their league and referee fees. Not a bad deal!

Our Elks/Pepsi Fall Classic Soccer Tournament is our main source for funding and is entering its 22nd year and still provides top competition from our neighboring St. Louis Soccer Clubs as well as our neighboring states to the north and south. We have had as many as 220 teams play in our tournament.

During the past twenty six years, our teams and players have not only been successful at State Cup, but many other tournaments throughout the country, often bringing home first and second place wins.

We are only able to do this because of volunteers. Men and women who have come back to our community and want to give back some of what they received.
It is for this reason that I am so proud to be part of the Elks tradition of commitment to the youth and community of Granite City, Illinois.
No child who has the ability and desire to play at the select level of competition has been or will ever be turned away from this wonderful sport because of an inability to pay fees.

I want to thank all of those people who have given their time and talent to this organization over the past twenty six years. I encourage all of you to reach out to other talented people who have benefited from this program and ask them to come home and volunteer their time. It is in this way that this organization will remain strong and effective for the future athletes of Granite City.


Kenny Prazma