Tuesday, November 13, 2007

GETTING MORE THAN THEY GAVE



The team got a welcome opportunity to get out into the community when they conducted a clinic for 40 school-age kids today as part of the President’s Emergency Plan for Aids Relief (PEPFAR), a $440 million dollar program to provide education on AIDS prevention in South Africa. In conjunction with Hope WorldWide and HIVSA, two groups of kids from local schools gathered in Soweto for an hour-long session of soccer exercises, taking photos, and getting autographs from the players. "It really was a special experience to see the joy these kids get out of playing football," said Tim Howard. "To see kids who have so little and yet smile so much, it was truly a blessing to spend time with them. I'm so glad we were able to be a part of it."




Look for tomorrow's all_access video feature on this special day.

4 comments:

Rosie said...

Can't wait to see the video! :]

Gabe said...

Looking forward to the video as well. and look at Freddy! he is shorter than most of the kids. haha

Samantha said...

I know they might be a bit busy or preoccupied down there, but could you get Benny and Sacha to do their podcast ASAP? Thanks!

Steusch said...

What a great photo. On and off the field, Michael Bradley always looks like he just woke up.