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2nd Annual Obilic Soccer Serb Fest Tournament Announces Teams/Schedule

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2nd Annual Obilic Soccer Serb Fest Tournament announces teams and schedule for games taking place during Serb Fest 2015 Saturday, August 1 at the Obilic Field located at St. Sava Church, Merrillville, IN.

Watch games taking place on two fields throughout the day beginning at 11:00 a.m. and catch the Quarterfinal action beginning approximately at 4:40 p.m. and the Finals begin at 7:00 p.m.

Cheer for your favorite soccer team and visit the Famous Serbian Bake Sale, grab a bite to eat from the Serb Fest Kitchen, or get a refreshment from the Bar area open during Serb Fest.

St. Sava Serb Fest takes place Friday, July 31 and Saturday August 1 from Noon to Midnight, and Sunday, August 2 Noon to 10:00 p.m.

For more information about the soccer tournament, contact Goran Sipka, tournament organizer, or Milan Marinkovich at 219-613-6493 or send email tomilan146307@gmail.com.

Schedule and Team Names

  • 11:00     OBILIC – BARI 91 (FIELD 1)
  • 11:00     OTADZBINA – AZTECS (FIELD 2)
  • 11:30     JOGA BONNITO – MACEDONIA  (FIELD 1)
  • 11:30     NIKOLA TESLA – LAKE SHORE FA (FIELD 2)
  • 12:00   WHITE EAGLES – EURO ELITE (FIELD 1)
  • 12:00   SRPSKA UNITED – ETHNIKOS (FIELD 2)
  • 12:30   OTADZBINA– OBILIC  (FIELD 1)
  • 12:30   MORAVA – BARI 91 (FIELD 2)
  • 13:00   NIKOLA TESLA – JOGA BONNITO (FIELD 1)
  • 13:00   MACEDONIA – LAKE SHORE FA   (FIELD 2)
  • 13:30    SRPSKA UNITED – WHITE EAGLES (FIELD 1)
  • 13:30   ETHNIKOS – EURO ELITE (FIELD2)
  • 14:00   MORAVA – OBILIC  (FIELD 1)
  • 14:00   AZTECS – BARI 91 (FIELD 2)
  • 14:30   JOGA BONNITO – LAKE SHORE FA  (FIELD 1)
  • 14:30   MACEDONIA – NIKOLA TESLA (FIELD 2)
  • 15:00  WHITE EAGLES  –  ETHNIKOS  (FIELD1)
  • 15:00   EURO ELITE – SRPSKA UNITED  (FIELD 2)
  • 15:30   AZTECS – MORAVA  (FIELD 1)
  • 15:30   BARI 91 – OTADZBINA (FIELD 2)
  • 16:00   OBILIC – AZTECS  (FIELD 1)
  • 16:00    OTADZBINA – MORAVA  (FIELD 2)
  • 16:40  QUATERFINALS  1 (FIELD 1)
  • 16:40  QUATERFINALS  2 (FIELD 2)
  • 17:10  QUATERFINALS  3 (FIELD 1)
  • 17:10  QUATERFINALS  4 (FIELD 2)
  • 18:00   SEMIFINALS  1  (FIELD 1)  2 X 15 MIN
  • 18:00   SEMIFINALS  2  (FIELD 2)  2 X 15 MIN
  • 19:00   FINALS   2 X 15

Groups and Basic Rules

GROUP 1

  • MORAVA
  • BARI 91
  • OTADZBINA
  • OBILIC
  • AZTECS

GROUP 2

  • JOGA BONNITO
  • NIKOLA TESLA
  • MACEDONIA
  • LAKE SHORE FA

 

GROUP 3

  • EURO ELITE
  • WHITE EAGLES
  • SRPSKA UNITED
  • ETHNIKOS

 BASIC  RULES

  • GAMES 20 MINUTES STRAIGHT ,SEMI FINAL AND FINAL           2 X 15
  • NO SLIDING TACKLE (2 MINUTES OUT)
  • NO GOALS FROM THROW IN IF NOBODY TOUCHED A BALL
  • ADVANCE IN NEXT ROUND(POINTS THEN MUTUAL SCORES THEN GOAL DIFFRENCES)
  • INCIDENTS WILL NOT BE TOLARETED (GAMES WILL BE PLAYED ON CHURCH PROPERTY)

Serb Fest Golf Outing Registration Deadline July 28, Sponsorships Available

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Tuesday, July 28 is the deadline to register your foursome or individually for the St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing taking place Friday, July 31 at Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point, IN. Questions or additional information is available by calling St. Sava Church Office at 219-736-9191.

Player check-in at the course begins at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.

Includes 18-holes of golf with cart, refreshments, lunch buffet at St. Sava with spit roasted lamb, spit roasted pig, cevaps, sarma (stuffed cabbage, salad, homemade baked goods, and two drink tickets.

  • 2 Longest Drive Holes
  • 2 Closest to the Pin Holes

Cost: $115 Per Person / $440 Foursome

Golf Hole Sponsorships Available

We are asking you, your business, or your organization to sponsor one or more holes at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing.

The Outing kicks-off the first day of the three day St. Sava Serb Fest which runs Friday thru Sunday – July 31, August 1 & 2.

Sponsorship is $100 per hole

Your sponsorship name will be placed on a banner and prominently displayed at the Serb Fest which is attended by thousands over the three days of the event.

St. Sava’s annual Serb Fest is recognized as one of the most popular summer events in Northwest Indiana, featuring spit roasted lamb, roasted pig, sarma (stuffed cabbage), cevaps, salads, home baked desserts, music, drinks, dance, and three days of fun!

Thank you for your sponsorship and we look forward to seeing you at this year’s St. Sava Serb Fest celebration!

Serb Fest General Donation Form

St. Sava Church is asking members, family, and friends to consider offering monetary donations to help cover the costs of food and beverages for our special annual Serb Fest.

Download the “Serb Fest 2015 Donation Form” now to identify the many donation options available. These donations help defray the costs of the festival and contribute to the success of the greater St. Sava community.

You may donate for specific costs of items such as lamb, pig, cevaps, kegs of beer, liquor, water, pop, and other general donations. Suggested donations for items are available on the downloadable form, which may be printed and mailed to the St. Sava Church Office or delivered to the office Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For questions or more information, please call the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

Learn more about St. Sava Serb Fest 2015 by clicking www.serbfest.org and see the complete schedule of events now online at the Serb Fest website.

2nd Annual Obilic Soccer Serb Fest Weekend Tournament – Saturday, August 1

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Register your team for the 6 vs. 6 Soccer Tournament taking place during Serb Fest 2015 Saturday, August 1 at the Obilic Field located at St. Sava Church, Merrillville, IN.

The tournament begins at 11:00 a.m. lasts through 7 p.m. Anyone organizing a team is invited to register.

For more information and registration, contact Goran Sipka, tournament organizer, or Milan Marinkovich at 219-613-6493 or send email to milan146307@gmail.com.

Serb Fest Golf Outing Registration Now Available

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Register your foursome or individually for the St. Sava Serb Fest Golf Outing taking place Friday, July 31 at Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point, IN.

Player check-in at the course begins at 10:00 a.m. with a shotgun start at 11:30 a.m.

Includes 18-holes of golf with cart, refreshments, lunch buffet at St. Sava with spit roasted lamb, spit roasted pig, cevaps, sarma (stuffed cabbage, salad, homemade baked goods, and two drink tickets.

  • 2 Longest Drive Holes
  • 2 Closest to the Pin Holes

Cost: $115 Per Person / $440 Foursome

Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 28 – call the St. Sava Office at 219-736-9191 for more information.

SNF 2015 Basketball Tournament Games Officially Begin

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The 2015 SNF Basketball Tournament began with a prayer led by Father Marko Matic of St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Church as the first round Pee-Wee players gathered around at Purdue University Calumet anxiously waiting for the excitement to begin.

The 2015 SNF Basketball Tournament takes place Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 with games taking place at the Lincoln Center in Highland, IN and Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, IN.

Each night following the games there will be food, fellowship, and entertainment taking place at the S. Sava Pavilion in Merrillville, IN.

For more information about the 2015 SNF Basketball Tournament, visit www.saintsava.net/snf-basketball-2015/.

Soccer Camp June 18 & 19 Registration Form Available for Download

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The third annual St. Sava Soccer Camp taking place June 18 and 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is now open for registration and the registration form is now available for download.

The camp is open to children in grades 1-12 and will take place at the soccer field located behind the church at St. Sava, 9191 Mississippi, Merrillville, IN.

The fee for the two-day camp is $25 and all participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Please register by June 8 by calling 219-736-9191.

All participants should come dressed in comfortable athletic clothes that are appropriate for the weather at the time of camp.

All campers should wear cleats, soccer socks, and shin guards. Please bring a ball and a bottle of water as well.

SNF 2015 T-shirts and Hats Available

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[fusion_text]Celebrate and show your spirit for the 76th Annual SNF Basketball Tournament with special edition t-shirts and hats.

T-shirts and hats will be available Friday and Saturday evening and all day Sunday. Anyone wishing to purchase in advance should contact the Church Office at 219-736-9191.

The t-shirts and hats will be available as you enter the main entrance to the Pavilion next to the Admission Fee and Food & Drink Ticket Sales tables.

The t-shirts and hats are available only in black. Sizes vary from youth to XXXL with limited availability in each size.

T-shirts and hats will be available for sale as long as supplies last.

Prices:

  • T-shirts: $15
  • Hats: $10
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SNF Basketball Tournament Brackets Available

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The 76th annual SNF Serbian Basketball Tournament brackets are now available online at www.saintsava.net/snf-basketball-2015. Look for the “Brackets” heading towards the bottom of the page and select the division of your choice to see the line-ups.

This year’s tournament will include over 80 teams from various lodges and Colonies throughout the Midwest and surrounding states.

The tournament will include multiple divisions and other activities taking place June 4-7 in Merrillville, Indiana, hosted by St. Sava Serbian Eastern Orthodox Church and King Peter II Lodge # 16.

The Tournament will begin with the opening night reception at the St. Sava Pavilion Thursday, June 4 and conclude with a picnic on Sunday, June 7. Basketball games will take place June 5 and 6 at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, IN and at the Lincoln Community Center in Highland, IN.

Musical entertainment, a variety of food choices, and merriment will be featured at the Pavilion during all four days of the event.

Complete information about the tournament is available at online at www.saintsava.net/snf-basketball-2015.

Sunday May 24 Brunch to recognize basketball champions

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Please join Karageorge Choir for the Sunday, May 24 Brunch following the Divine Liturgy to recognize the St. Sava Intermedia Boys Basketball Team, the Champions of the 48th Annual Pan Orthodox Basketball Tournament which took place recently in Detroit, MI.

All proceeds for the brunch will benefit the SNF Basketball. Please join us at this special brunch to support our youth.

Soccer camp June 18 and 19 now taking registrations

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The third annual St. Sava Soccer Camp taking place June 18 and 19 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is now open for registration.

The camp is open to children in grades 1-12 and will take place at the soccer field located behind the church at St. Sava, 9191 Mississippi, Merrillville, IN.

The fee for the two-day camp is $25 and all participants will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Please register by June 8 by calling 219-736-9191.

All participants should come dressed in comfortable athletic clothes that are appropriate for the weather at the time of camp.

All campers should wear cleats, soccer socks, and shin guards. Please bring a ball and a bottle of water as well.

Meet the Director

Danny Predrag Jeftich, Camp Director

  • National USSF “A” and Youth Coaching licenses
  • Indiana Soccer coaching instructor
  • Olympic Development State and Regional staff
  • Valparaiso High School Varsity Boys Head Coach
  • Indiana High School Coaches Hall of Fame Induction 2012
  • Indiana Soccer Hall of Fame Induction 2013

Meet the Coaches

Jovan Jeftich, Camp Coach

  • Head Boys Junior Varsity Soccer Coach, Valparaiso, IN
  • Youth Soccer Trainer, Valpo Soccer Club
  • Saint Mary of the Woods Assistant Coach (2009-2014)
  • Head Youth Soccer Coach NWI United FC (2008-2010)
  • Assistant Men’s Soccer Coach, Saint Joseph’s College (2008-2009)
  • USS National D License

Mica Serdar, Camp Coach

  • Owner and Coach of F.C. Hurricanes Soccer Club
  • Coached Ohio Inter Premier Soccer
  • Lakewood High School Boys Varsity Coach, Lakewood, OH
  • Columbia Station High School Boys Varsity Coach
  • North Royalton High School Girls Varsity Coach
  • Goalkeeper Coach for Internationals Soccer Club
  • Vice President of LESL (Semi Pro League) for four years
  • President of LESL for six years
  • National C Coaches License