Thank you for attending the Chicago AAAYA Soccer fundraiser!
The day was beautiful, the game was exciting, and we raised money for AAAYA. Pre-game the Aikido Association of America (AAA) gave an entertaining aikido demo. Kids were able to be on the field with the players during the National Anthem. Kimura and Colorado played well but the Chicago Fire managed to come back in the final minutes to win 3-2. Post game those who wanted got autographs and pictures taken with Kimura, first and only Japanese player in Major League Soccer. A total of 80 people among the 3 organizations attended, around 10 from the Yale community, including the Counsel General of Japan.