Soccer fund-raiser April 5 at Boys & Girls Club to benefit Kristjan Ndoj's family

A soccer fund-raiser to benefit the family of Kristjan Ndoj will take place Saturday, April 5 from 1-6 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club of Lower Naugatuck Valley, 1 Positive Place, Shelton.

Kristjan Ndoj was a player in the Boys & Girls Club high school league during this past winter season. Event organizers said the teenager loved to play soccer.

Kristjan Ndoj died on March 20 from gunshot wounds suffered five days earlier. The 15-year-old was a sophomore at Shelton High School. Police are investigating the incident.

Games, competitions and contests

All high school age players who played in the winter league at the Boys & Girls Club are invited and encouraged to attend. Organizers said they will be making up teams and playing short games throughout the day as well as having other competitions and contests to raise money.

Youngsters are welcome to just drop by for a short period to play a few games if not available to stay for a more extended period.

There will be no fee to participate, although donations will be accepted and appreciated. Players will be asked to purchase their team T-shirts.

Donations of baked goods for a bake sale also would be appreciated, organizers said.

Email Karen Forlenzo at with any questions about the event.