Sylvester Cup 2017

Come out to remember John Sylvester and support the Sylvester family

Washburn Stadium

October 5, 2017
Millers v. Lakers

Boys Match: 5:00pm
Program: 6:30pm
Girls Match: 7:00pm

Ice Bucket Challenge immediately after the girls match

John Sylvester

John “Sly” Sylvester (Washburn ’91) dedicated his adult life to helping others. He played for the Minnesota Thunder in the late nineties, worked in the Minneapolis Public Schools (including a stint as the Washburn girls varsity coach), Harvest African-centered Prep School in North Minneapolis, and as the girl’s coaching director for the Minneapolis United Soccer Club. At the 2016 Sylvester Cup, John was inducted into the Washburn Millers Athletic Hall of Fame.

John died on June 16, 2017, after a long battle with ALS. He leaves his wife, Tessie, and their two sons, Gus and Freddy. Come out on October 5, 2017, for the fifth annual Sylvester Cup matches between Washburn and Southwest. Support Miller and Laker soccer, honor John Sylvester’s legacy, and donate to support John Sylvester’s family and witness all that John contributed to Minnesota soccer.

Sylvester Joy and Sunshine Fund

Just days before John Sylvester’s death, his wife Tessie learned that she has cancer. A gofundme campaign is now underway to help Tessie with her health expenses and to support her and John’s two children.