Detroit Waza Flo (2-4, 4th in MASL Eastern Division), will host the Syracuse Silver Knights at 7:05pm at Melvindale Civic Center.
Fans can be a big part of the night by joining in on the first every Waza Flo Food Drive where all of the donations will be in given in support of the Gleaners Community Food Bank. Donations will be earmarked for the Downriver community and go directly to the distribution center in Taylor Michigan. From there, the items go to food banks and centers in the 21 Downriver communities.
Waza Flo is asking their fans to bring non-perishable food items or cans of food on Saturday and for each single item for Children they will get in for $4 off and each single item for Adults they will get in for $5 off their ticket for the game.
The Waza soccer club and Waza Flo are known as an organization that looks out for the youth and the community and try to find ways to give back, from their free soccer camps to inner city kids to sending soccer supplies to children in Kenya.
With the cold weather of winter and the holidays fast approaching, the team is hoping that fans will help support them as they support others not only in giving to Gleaners but also in enjoying a night out of the cold and watching the Waza Flo team in action.
The #3 Eastern Division Syracuse Silver Knights (1-2) will be hoping this away game will bring better results as their previous season opener away game when they fell to Baltimore 16-7. The Knights fell again to Baltimore, this time at home last weekend 11-4. Their only win of the season so far comes against #3 Pacific Division Ontario by a score of 18-2.
Waza Flo are looking to get their rhythm back despite losing their last two games against Milwaukee and Rochester. Giving back and inspiring others this Saturday with the food drive should help get some of that back and remind them as to who they are and the talent and drive they possess to win against Syracuse.
Owner Dominic Scicluna and his entire family off the field have also faced a lot of struggles these past few weeks as well as the team has been struggling on the field. Scicluna's Grandfather and Uncle both passed away just over a week ago and his brother Tino and his family lost his father-in-law as well just days later. After a funeral on Friday and then traveling to Rochester on Saturday night to
play, it's been a hard time for Waza Flo. They also just had his Grandmother go in for emergency surgery this week. He is of course grateful for the outpouring of support from the fans and the team and also grateful that his Scicluna family is a strong and loving one as well.
"It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters" Epictetus (c.AD 55-c.135), the Scicluna family and Waza Flo are doing just that this weekend.
They are reacting to the adversity they have faced on and off the field over the last few weeks by doing what they do best and that's to give back to others, take care of the community and playing soccer!
Detroit Waza Flo verse Syracuse Silver Knights Saturday, December 6th at 7pm at Melvindale Civic Arena (4300 S Dearborn St, Melvindale, MI 48122).
Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 for children ages 3-12. (Reduced prices if one donation item per person is brought in)
Tickets can be purchased online here.
The full schedule can be found here.
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