who is soccer roy?
Soccer Roy is a fun story about a young boy's journey through life armed with a soccer ball, a big smile, a great team of friends, and a crazy imagination. With eight books in total, readers will follow a child's love of the game and join him for many adventures along the way.
'First Touch' is the debut book where we are introduced to 'Soccer Roy' and discover how he came to fall in love with the game of soccer. As expected, it brings much excitement and joy to him. We also meet Roy's best friend, who (of course) wants to join in the fun. Roy's first challenge on the soccer field is how to share!
The Story Behind 'Soccer Roy'
‘Soccer Roy’ is a series of children’s books aimed at raising money and awareness for the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. The character is named after Roy Curneen, who was born on December 3rd, 2014 with a right diaphragmatic hernia. He was immediately transferred to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles where he spent three weeks under the care of doctors and physicians. Sadly, Roy passed away on December 24th, 2014. His parents, Gary and Erin have dedicated themselves to keeping Roy's spirit alive and raising awareness of CHLA through the adventures of 'Soccer Roy'. Even though Roy could not be saved, Gary and Erin were overwhelmed by the care that their son received and felt a strong urge to someway give back. Their hope is that Roy’s memory can forever make a difference in the lives of children. All profits received from this books will be donated to the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.