Dear Family & Friends,

Brendan's 16th birthday is quickly approaching and what does every 16 year old hope to get enough money for? Yep, a car!  

For those of you that don't know, Brendan has been playing soccer since he was 4 years old. I know that I have favoritism, but I think he is an AMAZING soccer player!  He has developed many long standing friendships over the years with various players from his past and present soccer teams.  For the past several years he has been playing with IR Academy, but made the switch this year to the Blackhawks. He is also playing in a Mexican soccer league and attending Elk Grove Charter School as a Junior.

Although he is just turning 16, he plays on the U19 team for the Blackhawks.  Just yesterday their team beat another team about 11 to 2, I lost track of our goals after a while, but Brendan scored 4 of them.  After the game, as their players were walking towards the parking lot to get into their own cars to drive home (remember this is U19 so most players drive themselves), they approached Brendan to tell him how awesome he was.  They begin discussing their ages and when the 2 players stated they were 17 and 18, I piped in and said Brendan is only 15.  At this point their jaws dropped and they said we just got our butts kicked by a 15 year old, wow, you are going somewhere!

With all of the soccer practices, games, non-traditional school schedule and extra curricular activities plus his anticipation of getting a job once he turns 16, helping Brendan get a car would not only help him out, but it would also help me out as I am usually the one driving him or trying to find him a ride.

With all of that being said, I have created this Gift Registry for Brendan's 16th birthday to help him towards his goal of buying his 1st car.  If anyone wants to help Brendan out, he would be grateful.


We love you all!


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