Titans Give Back at 'Soccer for Hope'
Aug. 18, 2011
FULLERTON, CA - The Cal State Fullerton women's soccer team set aside its busy training schedule, joining up with "Soccer for Hope" for a special clinic in Mission Viejo on Tuesday morning (Aug. 16).
"Soccer for Hope is an event that we have participated in for the last nine years," fifth-year head coach Demian Brown said. "It is a great cause and for our women to have an opportunity to help children and share in their lives is something amazing. As a program, we feel that supporting these types of events is a great way to ground ourselves and truly help us to see what sport is all about."
The Titans' players and coaches ran kids ages 6-to-14 through a variety of drills and games, providing one-on-one instruction about the finer points of the game. After the clinic, the players and coaches talked with the campers and participated in a post-clinic autograph session.
"Soccer for Hope is a great opportunity for our team to give back to the youth in our community and support an amazing cause that we pray continues to grow and change children's lives," senior midfielder Caitlin Mellano said.
"Soccer for Hope" is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 by Oliver Wyss, a former professional soccer player and survivor of Aplastic Anemia whose goal was to give back to the many caretakers who saved his life while raising awareness in the soccer community about the needs of children with life threatening diseases. For more information on the organization, please visit their website at soccerforhope.org.