The countdown is on to the beginning of one of the most important and enjoyable local causes - the All Stars League.

Sponsored by the Stephenville Optimist and Stephenville Lions Club, the All Stars League provides sports experiences to special needs children in grades kindergarten-12th.

The fall soccer season will begin Monday, Sept. 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Faith Field, located next to Faith Lutheran Church. The season will end Oct. 28.

And with the start of the new season just around the corner, there is still plenty of time to volunteer.

"Volunteers make a difference in the lives of these children by helping greet and or assist at registration, helping on the field, or cheering and offering words of encouragement," said Teresa Burdick.

Anyone interested in volunteering can contact Burdick at 817-781-3518 or Sherrie Barton at 254-592-3233.