Know Your Numbers 4 Matt Sokol, Memorial Walk Sept. 8

Santa Rosa Black Oaks Soccer Club

Thanks to father Nicholas and club member Rob Nied for planning “Know Your Numbers 4 Matt Sokol” as a memorial for Matt, who passed away last year while playing for the club’s adult team.  On Sunday September 8th the American Heart Association will be hosting its annual Heart Walk, a fundraiser that includes a memorial service for loved ones lost and a health fair for those of us fortunate enough to still be living. There is a 1 mile walk in the morning at 9am.

Organizers would like to start a team called “Know Your Numbers 4 Matt Sokol.”  It’s free to join, but donations and sponsorships are welcome.  We’ll walk as a team and those of us without easy access to health care can take advantage of the health fair to get their blood pressure and cholesterol checked.  Invite your friends and mark your calendars.  RSVP on Facebook. In the afternoon, come watch the Black Oaks Adult team, who are scheduled to play Inter at 3pm in the Masters League at For Pete’s Sake Field.

If you would like to donate to the Heart Association via our team “Know Your Numbers 4 Matt Sokol.” The team has already raised over $2,000 and is Number 2 in fundraising efforts. Let’s show some Black Oaks spirit and push Matt to the top! Click Here to Donate

Learn more about Matt Sokol, who died playing the sport he loved for the Black Oaks.  We will never forget. – Click Here

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Matt Sokol’s Father Recognizes Team at Memorial Service

The Black Oaks Soccer Club turns out to remember one of its fallen heroes.

It was a proud moment when the Black Oaks were asked to rise during the Memorial Service today for Matt Sokol. Hundreds turned out to remember the loss of a valuable member of our community.

The event was announced the day before by the daily paper and word spread. A teacher for Santa Rosa Schools, Matt touched the lives of hundreds of children and their families. Fellow teachers came forward with stories of what a wonderful teacher he was; how much he loved the students and teaching. Matt was passionate about fishing and fishing buddies showed up with stories. Read more of this post