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By Peter Weber, 01/17/19, 3:30PM PST


Raising Alaina's Voice for Change and an End to Gun Violence

Alaina Housley lost her life in a tragic and senseless act in the Thousand Oaks shooting. Alaina was a Napa United soccer player ever since she could strap on her laces and chase a ball. Her father, Arik Housley, is Napa United’s VP of Player and Coach Development and owner of Napa Valley 1839 FC. Arik is instrumental in nearly every aspect of our organization from our “Little Kickers” program to our 1839 Academy. Whether you know it or not, Arik Housley has had an impact on every player, referee, coach, team manager, staff member, and board member of Napa United.

Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with all the victims of the shooting and especially for Arik, Hannah, Alex, and Alaina’s extended family who all loved her dearly.

The Housley family has set up an official website for donating to raise Alaina’s voice. Per their website, this campaign is designed to “advocate for goodness, love, and life . . .” and “ . . .for our country’s leaders to unite us.” Their motto is: “Voice of Song, Voice of Strength, Voice of Spirit, Voice of CHANGE.” Visit to learn more and contribute.