Soccer Salvation has been able to aid multiple groups that have went to Haiti over the last couple years and a group from Zionsville HS (Zionsville, IN) has taken SocSal back to the country with so much love for the beautiful game. The group, headed by Dave Poindexter, took a handful of large rolling duffel bags donated from IUPUI Men’s Soccer and about 40 balls with them as the built multiple soccer fields for the local Haitians.
Dave said, “Thanks again for the large bags. They were perfect for helping us get a palette of powder baby formula into Haiti. We stuffed them all into a single for the return to the USA for use in upcoming trips. Huge, huge help! Our team was also recognized by the Haitian National team at their match vs IU at Brebuf high school on April 7th.”
Many thanks to Dave and the rest of the group for all that they did for the local Haitians and taking the love of the beautiful game with them to share!
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Please check out their website, read the story of Ben, and if you are not interested in going to the summer camp, consider donating to the memorial fund that is benefiting students in Ben’s honor. The Elo’s have been massive supporters for SocSal and continue to gather gear for us year after year to help us reach more underprivileged children around the world.
Registration can be found on the Ben Elo website at www.BenElo16.org.
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Carla Ayres (Zionsville, IN) and some Zionsville HS youth traveled to Haiti in March to help construct a soccer field and with their travel wanted to take a couple sets of jerseys for the local teams. Peace Passers assisted Soccer Salvation in being able to provide enough sets of uniforms for the trip and it was a huge success. We couldn’t have done it without the help of Peace Passers and are very appreciative of their support!
While in Haiti, the group was able to give the jerseys to multiple local teams that had not had jerseys previously. Carla said that the kids were ecstatic to get the jerseys and couldn’t wait to play their first game in their new uniforms. Click here to see more photos from the trip.
Thanks to Carla Ayres, Zionsville HS and Peace Passers for helping a few more kids in the world enjoy the beautiful game!