This contest is over! Congratulations to our winners cynth221 and christie5!
The Carolina RailHawks' season is heating up for the fall with games scheduled through November.
The professional men's soccer team won its fall season opener over FC Edmonton at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary earlier this month. The team is gearing up for two more home games this month - on Aug. 17 and Aug. 24!
I have two four packs of tickets to give away to the 7 p.m., Aug. 24, game, at the soccer park. They'll be playing Minnesota United FC. Check their website for the latest and their full schedule.
The RailHawks have been reaching out to the community to give back in a variety of ways. Aug. 24 also happens to be the annual Kicks for Kids Night. The RailHawks and local businesses have split the cost of a ticket to help families who might not otherwise be able to go to a game.
And that day also marks the first games for the new Capital Area RailHawks teams. The program, announced in February, is a partnership between the RailHawks and the Capital Area Soccer League's U.S. Development Academy for boys and Elite Clubs National League for girls. The teams started training last month. The program aims to be a pathway from youth teams (starting at the 13/14 age group) to professional teams. The boys teams will be playing on Aug. 24 at WakeMed Soccer Park's Field 5. The games are open to the public.
The RailHawks also have started Elite Technique, another training program that is serving about 225 kids right now. It aims to offer youth soccer players a structured training environment and meets weekly, focusing on player development. It's taught by current and former professional players.
What do you need to do to enter to win one of our two four packs? Do one or both of the following:
1. Follow @GoAskMom on Twitter and tweet once about the contest.
2. Answer the following question in the comments below: Do your kids play sports? If so, what do they play?
This contest ends at noon, Aug. 16. Two winners will be picked at random from all entries. The winners' user name or Twitter name will be posted on this post by 9 p.m. Aug. 16 and an email or message will be sent to the winner, if possible. The winner must respond by 5 p.m., Aug. 19, or a runner-up will be selected. Good luck!