Superstar Soccer Team for Haitian Street Kids

by Project Esperanza
Sep 2, 2013

A Great Summer


Supesta has had a great summer! Although we have not received a ton of support through Global Giving, another donor sent in funds to cover our summer expenses, which include paying the coach, transportation two and from practice and games three days a week, snacks, water, and equipment. We have had 40 boys consistently practicing with us between the ages of 7 and 18. Four young men in their early twenties who have been members of the team throughout the years help the coach in running drills and exercises, as well as acting as referee during scrimmages. We divide them up into two groups as we obviously have a large age range. Some fights have broken out at practices, but all in all, this summer has been a great time of boys becoming friends and growing as a team. We have a talk at the end of each practice, which is one of the most important parts. We give life advice and often hand out a Bible verse to discuss for the day. We have given prizes to those who remember the verses, for those who have the best attendance at soccer practice, and for those who have the best discipline.

School starts on September 9th and this will cause us to only be able to have soccer practice, at most, once a week. Some kids go to school in the mornings, some in the afternoons, and others at night, so this makes it impossible for us to practice during the week. We haven't made solid plans for the school year yet but do hope to keep meeting once a week to keep the team together, and then pick things back up next summer.

Thank you for your support. Without it, we would not be able to do much soccer-wise with this awesome group.

at practice
at practice
the team!
the team!

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Project Esperanza

Location: Winchester, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Caitlin McHale
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

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