MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—The Cal State Fullerton men's soccer team took a break from the playing field to go share its soccer skills with young soccer players from all across the Orange County area Thursday morning at the annual "Soccer for Hope" camp in Mission Viejo, California.
The Titans spent a full morning teaching new drills and interacting with over 100 young, aspiring soccer stars in an effort to raise money and awareness for children with life threatening diseases.
"All too often we get caught up with what we're doing in our preseason as a soccer team, but sometimes it's important to step back and realize that a lot of kids have a lot tougher of a preseason than what we have," said Fullerton head men's soccer coach Bob Ammann. "While we're trying to win games or score one more goal than the other team, these kids are battling for their lives."
"At the end of the day, soccer is just a game, but if this game can help save lives, then it's something I think everyone is in favor of."
Soccer For Hope has progressed from a local event in Southern California to a nationwide charity that has benefited thousands of children and their families for now over 15 years.
For more information on Soccer For Hope please visit www.soccerforhope.org