photos by CHRISTINA GRAY, LORA CONOVER, and TRACY HOTZE

Families Helping Families

Over 400 people attended the annual San Diego Soccer Club (SDSC) You’ll Never Walk Alone 5K Run/Walk at Rancho Bernardo Community Park in May. The 5K was founded by SDSC Coach Mark Connelly to raise money for families facing tragic events. Since 2015, the race has been dedicated to the memory of Karina Fares, a 12-year-old SDSC member who passed away suddenly from an accident on a soccer field. A portion of the race proceeds benefited the Karina’s Joy Foundation to provide needs-based camp scholarships for local youth. Learn more at www.sandiegosoccerclub.org/5k.