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Hundreds attend soccer tournament honoring Kelso 13-year-old

first_imgLONGVIEW — Soccer players and families gathered at Riverside Park in Lexington on Saturday for a tournament in memory of 13-year-old Edgar Vazquez, two years after he was accidentally shot dead by his friend.The Edgar Vazquez Memorial Cup, organized by Edgar’s family and the Kelso Soccer Club, kicked off Saturday and continues Sunday.Jamie Craig, Kelso Soccer Club board treasurer, said 15 teams played Saturday and so far 11 signed up for Sunday. Teams could also sign up Sunday morning, she said.The first day included matches for teams of three players ages 6-7, 8-10 and 11-13. Sunday’s games will be for teams with players 14-16, 17-18 and 18 and older.The tournament will raise money for a scholarship for a graduating Kelso High School senior and for the Kelso Soccer Club to support players who can’t afford to play.Nicole Vazquez, Edgar’s mom, said she was excited about Saturday’s turnout and hopes the tournament becomes an annual event.“It’s just heartwarming to see how many people are here and how many volunteers we got who were Edgar’s friends,” she said.last_img read more