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Thank You


Kentucky Youth Soccer would like to extend our gratitude to all of the essential workers out there working hard to keep us safe and/or provide services during the Pandemic.  Each day we will highlight one essential worker within our soccer community on social media and add them to this page.  If you would like to recognize someone, send an email to with their name, a picture and how they are making an impact right now.  

Day 1: We thank Chaeli Downs Adkins - Registered Nurse

Chaeli is a Registered Nurse in Lexington. She works incredibly long hours working with the most vulnerable population that needs protection during the pandemic.  She is also a BIG part of the Central Kentucky Storm Soccer Community where she has two children currently playing for the club and two future players!  Central Kentucky Storm, Kentucky Youth Soccer and the rest of our community are thankful for Chaeli's work.  

Day 2: We thank Erica Calulot - ER Nurse

In addition to being a team manager at Georgetown FC, she is also an ER nurse at Georgetown Community Hospital.  Chris Calulot, President of Georgetown FC as well Erica's husband said, "She is the hardest working person I know and though it's frightening sending her out into the pandemic, we are proud of the service she provides to our community."

Day 3: We thank Maria - Medical Technician

From Johnny Duvall, President of Paris Youth Soccer: "My daughter Maria has 3 sons, one is 19 but the other 2 are currently playing on teams affiliated with Paris Youth Soccer. Maria has coached multiple teams over the years as well as volunteering to help out in whatever capacity required.

It is not her time and efforts she devotes to her kids or our soccer association that makes me proudest. Maria works on the front lines of the battle against Covid 19. She works at U.K. as a medical technician putting her own safety second to her desire and commitment to help others. She works every day in this fight. I am so proud of the person she is and pray every day for her safety. Maria has become much more than my daughter. She is my hero."

Day 4: We thank  - Dr. Jason Mattingly, M.D. - Emergency Room Physician

Dr. Mattingly is the father of a Javanon 2010 Boys player and husband to Javanon 2010 Boys Team Manager.  He has been working non-stop since Covid-19 has come to Kentucky.  He is there, at the hospital, ready, when many people are in a time of need.  He, along with his fellow doctors, nurses and technicians are simply heroes during this pandemic.  Thank you Dr. Mattingly! Words cannot begin to describe how lucky Kentucky (Louisville) is to have you on our front lines.  Thank you for all your hard work!  It is beyond appreciated!