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Saturday, May 21, 2016 // 6pm
Private Residence in Hermosa Beach, CA

Give Us a Kick!

Darfur United, a program of iACT, presents the Fifth Annual One Strong Kick, an iACT event to benefit soccer programs for refugees living in eastern Chad and other refugee communities.

There are currently five Darfur United Soccer Academies serving approximately 5,000 children, and iACT plans to launch three more this year in eastern Chad, as well as expand to other countries. Next winter/spring, the Darfur United all-refugee Men’s Team will aim to host friendly games with other soccer teams from around the world.

 Event Details

Silent Auction, Raffle, Exclusive Video Footage from Darfur United Men’s Team tournaments and Darfur United Soccer Academies, Original Darfuri Art Pieces

One Strong Kick is truly a spectacular evening! Enjoy handcrafted tequila cocktails made with award-winning Suerte Tequila, specialty wine by artisan winemaker Brack Mountain Wine Company, and locally-brewed beer by Monkish Brewing; dine on Villegas tacos and desserts made by local bakery Bake Your Cakes; enter the soccer ball juggling contest; dance to live music by family duo David Veerman and Crystal Kakebeen-Duarte, South Bay hit Kira Lingman, and the night’s headliner band The Hitstorm all evening long; and learn about our incredible program for Darfuri refugee children and the goals to expand both throughout and beyond eastern Chad.

This is an adult function. Dress is California Cocktail.

All proceeds support the Darfur United Men’s Team, Darfur United Soccer Academy, and soccer programs for other refugee communities.

Individual tickets are $75 presale and $100 on the day of the event.
Please note that this is an adult-focused event.

Online Raffle

Can’t make the event? Participate in the online raffle, Kicks and Hope!


One Strong Kick Team Managers receive:
2 admission tickets, food and drink, live entertainment, VIP swag bag, 10 raffle tickets, name recognition online and at event

As a One Strong Kick Athletic Trainer, you receive:
1 admission ticket, food and drink, live entertainment, VIP swag bag, 5 raffle tickets, name recognition online and at event

Contact Katie-Jay or Felicia for more information.


Looking for an opportunity to become a part of a fun and unique event which has raised tens of thousands of dollars over the years toward improving the lives of refugee youth? One Strong Kick, an annual fundraiser thrown by Hermosa Beach-based nonprofit iACT, is the event for you.

Contact Katie-Jay or Felicia for more information about sponsorship!

2016 Sponsors

Coach Level

suert green

Assistant Coach Level

Villegas Tacos

Team Manager Level

Barahona Surfboards
JA Weir

Mark and Stephanie Maruyama

Armen Norendzayan, Silver Palace

Raffle, Silent Auction, Experiences

There will be several items on silent auction at the event. This page will be updated regularly with new raffle items, so please continue checking back!


  • 10 people will be able to join an exclusive SoHo Yoga class that ends with a juice shot from The Source
  •  Join us at MIXT Studio for a personalized scent experience with complimentary food and drinks!
  • Taste and learn about premium, hand-selected wines at a private wine class for 20 at Total Wine & More

Photos from One Strong Kick 2015


For questions, to become a sponsor, or to donate an item,

please contact Katie-Jay or Felicia