Hilton Head Island's Island United team won first place Sunday, July 15 in the Under-10 boys division of Golden Isles Soccer's 3v3 Soccer Summer Blast in Jekyll Island, Ga.
The championship secured an invitation to the 3v3 National Championship to be held Aug. 2-5 at ESPN's Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World Resort in Orlando, Fla.
Island United won their three games -- 7-3, 12-1 and 7-5 -- before defeating Jacksonville Fla.'s Predator Dragons, 8-4, on Sunday in the championship.
Coached by Martin Duncan, the team consisted of two 9-year-olds -- Alan Leyva and Owen Allain -- and three 10-year-olds -- Jackson Duncan, Favian Ramirez and Curtis Driessen. Ten-year-old Will Todd will join the roster for the trip to the 3v3 National Championship.
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The team is trying find a sponsor to help pay for uniforms and travel expenses. The trip is expected to cost $3,500-$4,000.
Island United plans to hold car washes, bake sales and hand out flyers asking for donations. The team leaves Aug. 2, registers that night and opens play Friday, Aug. 3.
Details: To help support Island United, call Dianna Duncan, 843-384-9463.