At the kickoff event held on April 27, Boniek Garcia, the Dynamo’s star Honduran midfielder, gave a speech to both the girls’ and boys’ teams, while Houston City Councilman Mike Laster spoke about the importance of academics. Afterwards, Garcia, Diesel the mascot, and Sharpstown students played a quick game together.
Members of the soccer team also received free tickets to the Dynamo game on May 2. For every save goalkeeper Tyler Deric made, $500 in soccer equipment was donated to the school. Deric ended up making two official saves, bringing the total donation to $1,000. The money will be used to purchase warm-up outfits, bags, jerseys, and shorts.