|The Ben Elo Soccer Camp had 153 athletes compete in 2015's program. Photo credit: Emily Metheny|
When you want to set up a fund for a loved one, how do you raise money to do it? The Elo family solved this question seven years ago when they hosted the first Ben Elo Memorial Soccer Camp in Mooresville.
“We were suggested to come to the foundation and then it was like, ok, how do we raise enough for a scholarship that will go on for a while? That’s where the idea for a soccer camp came from, specifically because he loved soccer,” said Melanie Elo, Ben's mother. “He wanted to play at Notre Dame. He wanted to play professionally. He played at a very high level, so it was kind of a natural fit to make that the fundraiser to primarily fund the scholarship but now some other things as well.”