Nearly 100 people filled the Darin Camarena Health Center meeting room as the Central Valley Vipers soccer club of Madera held their first parents’ welcoming and unification meeting Tuesday evening to discuss expanding the club.
The club was founded by Joe Flores in 2012 and became a nonprofit corporation April 3. There are 75 girls playing in six age groups ranging from under 10 to under 17.
Vipers club vice-president Fidel Dorado acted as master of ceremonies and introduced mayor Robert Poythress, who gave the invocation and said involvement in the club is a great opportunity for Madera youths. Welcome packets were distributed to the parents and Flores presented the club’s vision and mission statements.
Madera Youth Soccer League’s Mike Dusan said joining forces with the Vipers would help to assure the success for youth soccer...