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Abby’s Assist 1st Annual Winter Classic 12/16/23

Calling all players age 6 & up!

Join us on Saturday, December 16, for the Abby’s Assist 2023 Winter Classic, a soccer play day to raise awareness and funds to help patients and families impacted by childhood leukemia.

At the Winter Classic, adults and kids 6+ – beginner to advanced – have the opportunity to come together, play soccer alongside current and alumni players from the San Jose Earthquakes, and have loads of fun! Sign up individually, and we will put teams together to create an enjoyable and competitive atmosphere.

Held at Los Gatos High School from 9:30-1:00 pm, the event will feature three coed, mixed-age 7v7 soccer games. An optional after-party – with food, drinks, and an auction – will follow at Loma Brewing Company from 1:00-4:00 pm.

Signups are limited to the first 175 players, so learn more and register now to join the celebration of Abby’s life.


About Abby

In July 2022, we lost a beloved member of our soccer community, 14-year-old Abby Meeske, who played on the 2008 team. Diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in January 2022, she bravely battled through several courses of chemotherapy and beat cancer. However, she developed an infection while in remission that her immune system could not overcome.

Abby’s Los Gatos United teammates will always remember her positive spirit, her kind smile and unwavering friendship on and off the pitch.

To honor her spirit and indomitable joy for life, her family – parents Kyle and Jenny and her brother Logan (2010) – have started a non-profit organization, The Abby Meeske Foundation, to help patients and families impacted by childhood leukemia and fund leading-edge research to improve patient outcomes. Abby’s Assist is the new giving arm of the foundation, and the 1st Annual Winter Classic is just the beginning of the beautiful legacy Abby leaves behind.