Category Archives: Kids & Teens

Author Netanel Semrik re-launched best-selling book “Jonathan in the Kingdom of Mood Balloons” in English, Chinese, Arabic and Hebrew

Released on: October 1, 2015, 9:49 am (EDT)
Author: Netanel Semrik, Contento Now
Industry: Education, Entertainment, Internet & Online, Media

Does your child has difficulties to manage their emotions?- “Jonathan in the Kingdom of Mood Balloons” has the answer!

Tel Aviv, Israel, October 1, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — A new release of the best-selling emotional management book by Netanel Semrik. Find the book on Amazon in English, Arabic, Chinese and Hebrew:

How many times a day are your children emotionally shaken?
How many times have you seen your child throwing a temper tantrum, frustrated, angry, screaming and shouting?

Everything you have tried doing – shouting, caressing, embracing, yelling, punishing – have only served to send them deeper into their emotional turmoil. Have you experienced your children being sad because they had a fight with a friend? They cry, their sadness threatening to engulf them completely and maybe engulf you a little too.

You are probably familiar with the situation in which your little loved ones are in the middle of a jealousy attack; irritating, snatching, pushing one of their siblings who got a gift or attention, exhibiting little to no self-control. Your children’s emotional mood takes over their entire world and it seems as if nothing can stop the emotional storm. Your children’s eruptive behavior is threatening to control you too. You often feel helpless. Now, please close your eyes and imagine your children are able to manage their emotions and thoughts. Imagine them doing it in an easy, simple and intuitive way. Imagine them feeling so comfortable with themselves that they have no problem sharing their feelings with you.

Is it a Dream?
Is it a reality?
Is it possible?


They will be able to do it once you allow them to float off to the dreamy world of Mood Balloons. Mood Balloons? Yes. Mood Balloons. Mood and balloons. This is a Kingdom in which each thought and emotion is connected to the tops of our heads by a string: A Mood Balloon.

Every balloon has a unique color representing our mood at any given moment. The Mood Balloon expresses the mood and the color of the world our children are experiencing. Our emotional management tool is intended for children between the 3 -6 years old, the dream period of early childhood. During this period they will meet the very violent world of stimulation and screens which is all around us. The Mood Balloons allow the children to deal with this harsh world by means of little, charming childhood images. This happens with the help of a simple and friendly tool. The Children color their Mood Balloons with five easy steps, and as we, the parents would say, start managing their moods:

Observation: the children are asked to observe the colorful balloons. Every color symbolizes an emotion they experience and feel. (Pink – love, blue – sadness, orange -joy, and so on)

Point of view: the Mood Balloon’s color can mold the children’s perception of reality, causing them to experience and believe a story that is not a true story as if it was. The Mood Balloon’s color is the color through which the children perceive people and things in the world. Attention: We ask the children to pay attention to every emotional storm they experience, which calms them down before the mood takes over their world and colors their Mood Balloon.

Breathing: the children win the key to the kingdom of their personal emotions by breathing.

Success: children who have chosen the color of their Mood Balloon and stand behind their choice will not be emotionally shaken the next time a storm passes by. All over the world thousands of children reading and listening to this story are carried away by this magical and imaginary tale. It fortifies their ability to believe in themselves as the person in charge of their own moods.

The book invites you, the parents, to give your children tools which will enable them to conduct a different conversation with the world. A conversation existing in an indirect and colorful space, without clouding the delicate “I” which wakes up, develops and lands in this word in the years of early childhood. Apparently, there is another option to the limited conversation: “How was playschool today?” with the constant, vague answer: “Fun”. You can ask the children what Mood Balloon they met today. You wouldn’t believe the wealth of stories and experiences that will burst out of that conversation.

The Mood Balloon reality becomes an accessible, easy and simple emotional base through which the child’s experiences are easily accessed and converted.

Netanel Semrik is the founder of Contento Now, an international publishing house. Which have published more than 250 books of fiction, autobiographies, non-fiction and academic works. Netanel is married and has 3 children. Read more at

Netanel Semrik, , Phone: +972-3-561-6666, For more quality books go to:



West Chester, PA, April 16, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — Shells Belles Kidz (SBKidz) is pleased to announce the release of their 2015 summer dresses: the Peacock Collection for girls. SBKidz is an online retail children clothing company that has found its niche by using exotic African ankara inspired bold and vibrant prints on luxuriant silk, chiffon and organza fabrics to tailor eccentric and eye-catchy dresses for girls (2 to 8 years old) with an occasion and preppy appeal. The custom vibrant African ankara-inspired print and elegant girly designs is inspired by the beauty, boldness and confidence of the peacock bird.

“We are thrilled to be introducing these 5 elegant and beautiful dresses to our 2015 summer collection”, said Shells Naija, Founder and Designer for Shells Belles Kidz. “In the past year since we launched, we’ve had a lot of moms asking for more unique, eclectic and special occasion dresses for their little ones, and we listened. The vibrant hot pink and green dresses in this collection are intricately and tastefully designed with that ‘poof poof’ skirt appeal every little girl likes to twirl and strut in. Statement organza bows and rose buds are used as accents to embellish and give the dresses a soft and perfect finish. “The inspiration and interpretation of the peacock collection is to create a line that is unique, different, and channels the vibrancy, beauty, pride and confidence the peacock bird exudes”, says owner and designer, Shells Naija. (View the summer Peacock 2015 look book


Beyond the obvious pomp and style on the outside, Shells Naija a mother to two little girls aged 6 and 8 years, envisioned with this collection a range of beautiful dresses that will channel that inner girl power and energy for little girls to draw the confidence to magnify the many colorful layers within them, to expose and express themselves boldly by strutting and spreading their inner feathers freely and proudly. An attribute she desires and hopes for her little girls and girls all over the world.

The mission at SBKidz since its June 2014 opening is to launch and elevate the vibrant African Ankara print into the main fashion discourse in the U.S. through the childrens’ apparel industry. SBKidz is sharing one new perspective- that girls can be in very fashionable and luxuriant clothing that are child appropriate, comfortable, unique (vivid & never-seen-before African ankara inspired prints) and still be affordable; dresses averaging $USD 59.99 – $USD 69.99, and skirts averaging $USD 39.99 – $USD 49.99.


Shells Belles Kidz
201 Winston Lane
West Chester, PA 19382.
Phone: 215-847-6412

FlipHTML5 Flipping Book Tools Making Children Passionate about Reading

Hong Kong, China, March 26, 2015 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE/ — FlipHTML5 Software Co. Ltd, the leading digital publishing software developer in the industry offers a range of e-publishing software. Among these softwares, FlipHTML5’s flipping book tools have gained high popularity due to the convenience it brings to the readers.

FlipHTML5, which is currently the trendsetter of future digital flipping book software, serves a valuable purpose for the future generation. As the saying, “Reading makes a man complete”. It is very important to encourage children to read. A future generation who is nurtured through reading will create whole human beings and appropriate leaders. A love for reading can be fostered within children in order to draw them towards reading, in many ways. Exhortations, sharing of experiences and providing them with easy access to books can be some very effective methods. FlipHTML5 software acts as an easy access to books. Parents and teachers can use FlipHTML5 to boost the interest of children of all ages in reading. Young children of the modern day will be easily inspired by a flipping book as it can be read on digital devices.

FlipHTML5, which was initiated with basic features, is currently equipped with the latest technology. The software is recurrently upgraded through research in order to include up-to-date features. The recent upgrades of FlipHTML5 have enhanced the value of the software by enabling the creation of illustrated audio storybooks without any difficulty. When creating a storybook through FlipHTML5 flip book maker, audio clips can be added to the storybook from online or offline. The quality of the audio file can be tested using the software prior to inserting. Background sounds can be added not only to the storybook, but also to the pop-up messages, the slideshows and the PayPal Box. Animation Editor on the software allows the previewing and testing of audio files that are already added.

FlipHTML5 products are known for their flexibility and user friendliness, and therefore, play a key role in the lives of readers. Being one of the key products of FlipHTML5, flipping book has the capability to create a driving force within children for reading. The interactive and lively features of the enhanced software will mesmerize children and build in them an undying love for reading.

To gather further details on FlipHTML5’s flipping book tools, visit

Contact-Details: Lailie Tan
Address: G/F, Far East Consortium Building, 23 Des Voeux Road, Central, HK



Fruitful Technologies Launches Free Mobile Cricket Game, Tappy Cricket

Melbourne, Australia and Hanoi, Vietnam, November 20, 2014 — /REAL TIME PRESS RELEASE NEWS/ — Fruitful Technologies, a mobile development firm has just announced the official launch of its first mobile game, Tappy Cricket.

Tappy Cricket is a fun take on the popular sport of Cricket and is aimed primarily at the casual gamer. Gameplay involves tapping on the screen to keep Tappy the ball away from obstacles in typical social cricket settings, including the alleyway, beach and backyard. Runs are scored as the player progresses through the world and statistics kept that mirror the more formal game of cricket.

Tappy Cricket features both single player and multiplayer modes. In single player mode, players vie for the highest number of runs in the game’s international leaderboard. In multiplayer mode, players can challenge family and friends to a variety of Cricket matches such as Twenty 20, One Day International and Test Matches.

Other special features include:

Basic Features
– Multiple game worlds with unique obstacles
– Customizable game profiles
– Achievements that can be shared online through social networks

Tappy Cricket keeps track of each player’s game statistics throughout the course of their careers. Logged statistics include:

– Total Games
– Total Runs
– Average Score
– Highest Score
– Number of scores above 50
– Number of scores above 100

Multiplayer Mode
Tappy Cricket allows players to hold matches against family and friends. Game modes include:

– Single inning-games
– Twenty20 games (5 games, total score wins)
– One-Day International (10 games, total score wins)
– Test Match (20 games, total score wins)

Future Features
Tappy Cricket will soon be launching several key features including:

– A new Tournament mode to coincide with the 2015 Cricket World Cup
– The development of over 50 new worlds
– A new rewards program that will allow players to upgrade the ball and unlock new worlds
– Multilingual functionality to feature new language support

Allan Bennetto, Founder of Fruitful Technologies and Tappy Cricket said: “Cricket is the world’s second most popular sport behind football with an estimated 2.5 billion fans in the world. Many of these fans are located in Asia, where there is an perfect storm of cheap, powerful devices coinciding with new faster networks and data plans. And they love games.

With Tappy Cricket, we didn’t just want to create another simulation style game. We wanted to gamify the whole social cricket experience so the anyone could play regardless of age. We wanted the Grandparents to be challenging the Grandkids.

Se we ended up creating a game with a really simple games engine, but bolted on a sophisticated stats engine to record all player details, just like in professional cricket.

What you have now is a game that is really simple to play, but difficult to master. But like cricket, the longer you play, the better you get and the more 100s you score and the better your average is.”

Tran Cong Than, Chief Technical Architect of Fruitful Technologies said: “We’re thrilled to finally get Tappy Cricket out to the public. The game is the product of the many hours of hard-work from our development team here in Vietnam. Tappy Cricket may look simple to play, but a lot of work has gone into getting the stats engine right and syncing up scores from both iOS and Android so that players can seamlessly compete with each other. We’re just getting started too. We’ll be introducing new worlds and new game modes in the coming months. We hope the players enjoy the game as much as we did making it.”

Tappy Cricket is free to download and play. The game is available in the Apple App Store for iOS devices and Google Play for Android devices.

About Tappy Cricket
Tappy Cricket is a wacky and addictive take on the classic game of Cricket. Extremely easy to pick up and play, Tappy Cricket provides hours of fun for players of all genders and ages. Simply tap the screen and send Tappy the ball through various cricket worlds and obstacles and compare your runs, highest score and average against the best.

Tappy Cricket is available for free for iOS and Android devices.

For more information, visit

About Fruitful Technologies
Fruitful Technologies is a mobile application development company and a venture capital firm for start-ups wishing to enter into the competitive mobile arena. Fruitful Technologies takes pride with creating beautiful and immersive custom mobile applications for its clients based on their requirements.

Fruitful Technologies serves a worldwide audience and currently has offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong, Hanoi, and Amsterdam.

For more information, visit
Contact-Details: Allan Bennetto

New iPad App Gets Children School-Ready

January 02, 2013, 4:21 am — /EPR NETWORK/ — Parents are preparing to send their children off to school for the first time. An Australian Mother of two has developed a way to give children entering school in this technological age a head start by creating an educational iPad app.

Rebecca Monument said that she, like most parents were aware that basic literacy skills developed in the home long before a child starts school.

“I created the app because I wanted to give my children the best of every possible opportunity,” said Ms Monument. “I was worried as my kids weren’t learning the correct way to write the alphabet, that they would have to re-learn it when they started school.”

After the application was released in October this year Ms Monument approached a local teacher for feedback. Ms Tanya Burton from Whitehouse Primary School in Australia agrees that Writeforschool is a resourceful learning tool for young children, and that the app that will complement the introduction of iPads into the prep classrooms in 2013.

“The application combines many features that other similar writing applications fail to deliver, like a variety of accents and a choice of the writing fonts taught in Australian schools” Ms Burton notes. “The large number of fonts back up what is taught in the school curriculum; it not only includes letters and numbers but blends of letters.”

The idea came to Ms Monument and she began developing the iPad application Writeforschool after her children, aged five and six began taking great interest in playing the games on her iPad.

“I thought if I could make educational game for my children, they could begin to learn to write in the cursive they are taught at their school the correct way,” Ms Monument explained. “My children love the app and its exciting graphics that can be completely personalised.”

Ms Monument hopes that her application is able to help as many young children as possible get a head start for this school year.

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Media Contact: Zoe Keightley
Phone: 0413 706 582

*Professional photos available upon request.


“UNDROPPABLE” High School Tour MA, CT, NYC, PA, MI, IL, IA, KS, OH

‘Undroppable’ Announces High School Election Tour The ‘Undroppable’ producing team of Scooter Braun, Adam McKay, Jason Pollock, and Sharon Chang today announced their upcoming Undroppable Election Tour, beginning in Los Angeles on October 24 and going through Election Day.

Filmmaker Jason Pollock, the creator of ‘Undroppable,’ will be touring 14 high schools in 10 states for the final two weeks leading up to Election Day. His hour- long presentation to students in auditoriums and gymnasiums across the country is comprised of a speech, ‘Undroppable’ videos clips, as well as a panel discussion with local and state leaders.

“The main message of this tour is that education is important,” said Pollock. “Most high school students can’t vote this year, but they need to know what’s going on just as much as everyone else.”

The ‘Undroppable’ team will continue their social media campaign on Youtube, Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook throughout the upcoming tour. The campaign has already been featured in Time Magazine and USA Today. ‘Undroppable’ has also received tweets from pop star Justin Bieber, as well as U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan.

“Our team is very proud of how quickly ‘Undroppable’ has grown. Regardless of who is in office, education is vitally important” said Scooter Braun, who represents pop stars including Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted, Cody Simpson, and Gangnam Style creator, Psy.

The ‘Undroppable’ Election Tour is a non-partisan event and will be filmed for an upcoming feature documentary that Pollock is currently directing and writing. The film is scheduled to be completed mid-2013.

“Education is such an important issue in this election cycle. This tour is a perfect way to keep this topic in the public eye as much as possible. Pollock’s energy and devotion to this project have been incredible,” said Adam McKay, writer and director of such hit films as Anchorman, Step Brothers, and The Other Guys.

‘Undroppable’ has also partnered with the Get Schooled Foundation in order to film in five high schools that are a part of the Get Schooled network. Get Schooled is affiliated with MTV-Viacom and the Gates Foundation. This month, Get Schooled launched their attendance challenge in 200+ schools nationwide.


Oct 24th – La Causa Youthbuild Charter School, Los Angeles, CA
October 26th – New Bedford High School, New Bedford, MA
October 27th – Bridgeport High Schools, Bridgeport, CT
October 28th – NYC PRESS DAY
October 29th – Palumbo Academy, Philadelphia, PA
October 30th – Edsel Ford High School, Dearborn, MI
Dearborn Magnet High School
Truman High School, Taylor, MI
October 31st – Starr Commonwealth School, Albion, MI
Bloomingdale High School, Bloomingdale, MI
November 1st – Collins Academy. Chicago, IL
November 2nd – East High School, Des Moines, IA
November 3rd – Highland Park High School,Topeka, KS
November 5th – Dohn Community High School, Cincinnati, OH
November 6th – ELECTION DAY, Cincinnati, OH


About Scooter Braun
Scooter Braun has strategically positioned his company, SB Projects, as one of the most exciting and fastest-growing companies in the entertainment industry. With the unprecedented success of clients such as Justin Bieber, Asher Roth, Carly Rae Jepsen, The Wanted and Cody Simpson, Scooter is widely considered one of the music industry’s most promising and powerful young executives. His documentary film,”Never Say Never,” became the highest grossing concert film in U.S. box office history. Scooter is also an active philanthropist who is always searching for deals that involve charitable, giveback components. He serves on the Advisory Board for Pencils of Promise, a non- profit organization founded by his brother Adam that builds schools in the developing world.

About Adam McKay
Adam McKay is a writer, director, and producer whose film credits include ANCHORMAN, TALLADEGA NIGHTS, STEP BROTHERS, and most recently THE OTHER GUYS. He is a former head writer of SNL and one of the founding members of the Upright Citizens Brigade. Other past credits include writing for Michael Moore’s show THE AWFUL TRUTH and co- founding the comedy website Funny or Die with Will Ferrell. Adam also produces HBO’s hit comedy series EASTBOUND AND DOWN through his and Ferrell’s company, Gary Sanchez Productions. In 2009 he took to the stage, directing the Tony nominated Broadway show “You’re Welcome America: A Final Night with George W. Bush.” —
Adam’s Twitter page:

About Jason Pollock
Jason Pollock is a filmmaker, writer, and digital producer. Pollock has worked as a producer for a number of celebrities and organizations including Ashton Kutcher, Michael Moore, and Rock The Vote. He was ranked in the top 140 most influential pages on Twitter in a report in The New York Times. PC Magazine listed him as one of the Top 100 People to Follow on Twitter. Pollock’s documentary, The Youngest Candidate, which follows four teens running for public office in America, was the first documentary to be produced by David Letterman’s company Worldwide Pants. Pollock toured the country with his film to get the vote out through Election Day 2008, traveling to 21 cities in ten battleground states.
Jason’s Twitter page:

About Sharon Chang
Sharon Chang is a media executive, brand strategist, social entrepreneur, impact investor, and philanthropist. She is the Founder and CEO of Yoxi (, a media strategy organization that connects the burgeoning social enterprise movement to shared value business opportunities. Yoxi supports Social Innovation Rockstars (SIRs) by instigating high impact collaborations and developing compelling media campaigns to drive social change. Its unique approach aims to generate broad appeal and deep engagement to define the pop culture of social innovation. Before founding Yoxi, Sharon was the Chief Creative Officer of 19 Entertainment; the company behind popular TV shows American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance. She is the Managing Trustee of TTSL Charitable Foundation, sits on the Board of Trustees of New York University, and advises a number of non-profit organizations, technology start-ups, and social ventures.

About Get Schooled
Get Schooled is a non-profit organization dedicated to using media, technology and popular culture to improve high school graduation rates and college success rates. Get Schooled connects with young Americans through its combination of on-air programming, online content, on-the ground events and school-based engagement initiatives. Together with hundreds of schools, educators, and students, and boosted by partners like Viacom and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Get Schooled motivates and empowers students to make high school education a priority and college education a possibility.

Contact: Jason Pollock | | 203 – 258 – 7800
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Banner Health Employee Halloween Candy Buy Back Sponsors Cardon Children’s Hospital

Robison Orthodontics has announced it will be buying back Halloween Candy from all East Valley Arizona Banner Health Employees at $2.00 a pound and then matching the total candy purchased at $2.00 a pound for their donation to the Banner Health Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, AZ.

As a special treat to the U.S. service men and women overseas, all the Halloween Candy we buy back from the AZ Banner Health Employees will be donated to, and shipped, a Phoenix based non-profit organization that coordinates the distribution of our Halloween Candy to our troops overseas.

According to Robison Orthodontics’ Office Manager Kris Kellis, “this year will be our eighth annual candy-buy-back donation drive and we’re all excited about our first collaborative sponsorship supporting the Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. We’re hoping this will drive other Banner Health local Community Organizations to do the same.

Last year, we raised a total of $4,000 for several Mesa and Gilbert Schools, and the 2,000 pounds of candy we bought back was donated to our troops serving overseas. This year we expect to make it a Banner Year with our Arizona Banner Health Employee participation”.

How The Banner Health Employee Halloween Candy Buy Back works

After the trick or treating is finished, children can bring their candies to the Robison Orthodontics Mesa and Gilbert office locations:

• 1355 S. Higley Road Suite 105, Gilbert
• 1635 N. Greenfield Road Suite 103, Mesa

The child or children must be present to receive their cash payment and Candy contribution will be limited to four pounds per employee, and eight pounds limit per family, details can be viewed on our Mesa Orthodontist website” says Kris.

When Banner Health Employees Can Bring In Their Halloween Candy.

The Banner Health Employee Halloween Candy buy back event takes place on Thursday, November 1, 2012 from 8:00 am through to 5:00 pm.

“This is one of the ways we have decided on giving back to our host community of Mesa, Arizona,” says Kris, who considers this event a charitable one that’s turning candies into a financial contribution to support the Cardon Children’s Medical Center, and also bring a little sweet treat to our US soldiers serving overseas.

Charity Educating the Children Benefits from Support of Leading Web Agency Alchemy Viral

Children in the Masai Mara region of Kenya will now be helped further following the announcement that one of the UK’s leading Web Search Optimisation agencies is backing charity Educating the Children. Alchemy Viral has this week announced its support for the leading international children’s charity.

Educating the Children works to raise awareness of the issues affecting children throughout the Masai Mara region, including things like Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and enforced childhood marriages for young girls.

Masai Mara is a time-honoured favourite destination for tourists from all over the world, yet the region’s inhabitants remain neglected and abused. Educating the Children was set up after one of the charity’s founder visited Masai Mara and found poor education conditions, with not enough teachers and poor schooling levels for children throughout the region.

In Masai Mara some girls are forced into marriages as young as 8 years old. Andreas Voniatis, Managing Director of Alchemy Viral, wants his company to commit to supporting forward-looking projects like the current Educating the Children scheme to build a secondary school for girls in the region.

Andreas Voniatis says, “I have great sympathy with the aims of ETC. My daughter is just 3 months old. Like every parent in every country I have high hopes for her. I can’t imagine her being denied an education, or even worse being a victim of enforced marriage or FGM”.

“I want to spread the word about the charity’s work. We will be quite overt in our support of ETC to all of the people we communicate with, be it by email, our website, or corporate activities. We are also supporting the charity with what we do best… raising their profileon the web. We have already created a Facebook page for the charity and added a link to our Facebook page. We are Tweeting regularly about ETC and teaching them also the importance of regular publishing and how to earn coverage across the web”, Andreas went on.

Sonal Kadchha, co-founder of ETC, said of the backing of Alchemy Viral:

“I’m very pleased that Andreas has come on board to support ETC – not only is he contributing financially but his help in increasing our online presence is invaluable given the importance of social media in the world today”, commented Sonal.

Alchemy Viral’s Andreas Voniatis will visit Masai Mara this year to observe Educating the Children’s work for himself – the visit will coincide with Educating the Children having recently named one of the new school’s classrooms after Andreas’ daughter, Julia.

About Alchemy Viral
Alchemy Viral was founded in 2007. The company started out servicing small enterprises and now works with major digital agencies in the UK, Germany and Australia, working for major brands and publicly quoted companies. It is fast becoming one of Europe’s leading multilingual web search media publishing firms providing safe and ethical web search optimisation for their clients. It is the only firm in the UK that gears its practices and measures of success beyond the search engines such as Google and Bing. It uses other unique methods to find potential customers and drive them to the target website, bringing more visitors and hence business to clients. Clients are delighted with the results. The team also has the advantage of speaking a number of languages including, French, German, Swedish and Russian, to name but a few.

For further information please contact:
Kate Bodoano
Alchemy Viral
Tel: 07725 035738

Kick Racism Out Of Soccer

United, formed in 2011 following the amalgamation of Coral Springs Storm and Coral Springs Renegades, are teaming up with Kick It Out and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, south Florida’s only professional men’s soccer team, to host the inaugural One Game, One Community Trophy on June 2.

The Trophy, which will be competed for annually in a one-off game between United’s two under-14s teams, is set to take place prior to Lauderdale’s North American Soccer League fixture against the Tampa Bay Rowdies at the Lockhart Stadium.

The youngsters will be supporting Kick It Out by conducting a flag display and donningOne Game, One Community t-shirts before the match at the 18,500-seater arena – a historical venue where football legends George Best, Gerd Mueller, Gordon Banks and Teófilo Cubillas have all previously featured.

To see an e-flyer for the One Game, One Community Trophy match, please click here (e-flyer).

Having established the partnership between Kick It Out and United, Spencer Freedman, who acts as the under-14s assistant coach and parent liaison manager, is looking forward to the occasion. The Englishman said: “We are proud to be one of the first soccer clubs to be carrying the message in the United States.

“It is vital to educate youth players on the importance of social behaviour both on and off the field, and we’re looking to generate as much support ahead of the One Game, One Community Trophy as possible. Let’s get unity in the community, and help in educating our youth to become responsible and productive members of our society.”

Former England international Earl Barrett, one of Kick It Out’s leading ambassadors, has been impressed by the commitment shown by United to spread awareness of the campaign. He said: “Kick It Out is proud to be affiliated to Coral Springs United.

“This is one of the first youth soccer programs to promote the campaign’s message in the United States, and the club deserves praise for spreading awareness around the importance of equality and diversity. Coral’s projects are further proof that football is able to act as a key engagement tool when it comes to educating youngsters, and bringing people together from all different backgrounds.”

For further information on the One Game, One Community Trophy, Tampa Bay Rowdies at 7:30 pm. We hope to have a great attendance and support from the crowd on that day

For more details & Press Information Contact Spencer Freedman Tel: 954 780 9088 Cell: 631 896 8815 Twitter@coralspringsutd

Ken Mendonça | Media Relations & Communications Manager | 954.547.7567 |


But when will I see Granny?

Imagine a situation where both parents work and care is divided between both maternal and paternal grandparents. In an ideal world this arrangement would continue after a divorce or separation, but frequently all goodwill breaks down leaving children having to cope with new arrangements and often the loss or deterioration of a relationship with one or both sets of grandparents.

I often get asked ‘but what about my rights?’ by caring grandparents who are desperate to continue a relationship with their grandchildren. The sad, depressing, answer is that grandparents have no automatic right to make an application to the Court for contact or residence, unless the children have been living with them for at least 3 years.

Grandparents have an additional hurdle, of having to first apply to Court for‘leave’ to make an application. This application is sent to both parents, who have the opportunity to oppose, or agree to leave being granted. Only if the Judge is satisfied that it is in the child’s best interest for the application to be granted will the matter move to the next stage when a Judge will consider what, if any contact, there should be between grandparent and grandchild. That contact has to be viewed in context as often the children will be spending time with the ‘other’ parent. Frequently, the Court has to juggle complex arrangements to try to accommodate all members of the family (and the child’s school or social commitments).

The Government applauds grandparents for the vital role they play in shaping a child’s future, providing unpaid childcare so parents can return to work. However, since 1989 successive governments have so far refused to amend the law to provide grandparents the automatic right to make an application to the Court to preserve their unique relationship with grandchildren. Following the Family Justice Review, there has been a recommendation that Grandparents should be included in ‘parenting agreements’ setting out the time that children of separated parents should spend not only with Mum and Dad, but Granny and Grandpa too.

Whilst the judicial system may not be quick to help grandparents, I have used other dispute resolution such as mediation, collaborative law and family conferencing to assist in breaking the deadlock between family members and re-establishing contact.

Contact Details: Written by Juliet Harvey from Greene & Greene Solicitors
T: 01284 717448