Soccer Lends Houston Community a Helping Hand
April 16, 2013
HOUSTON– Over a three day span, University of Houston soccer student-athletes spent time giving back to the Houston community by participating in Generation One and at the Nehamiah Sports Day.
For two days, several student-athletes spent time with Generation One, a local trans-denominational ministry, by working with PE classes during their soccer units. The student-athletes demonstrated their skills, encouraged students from kindergarten through 5th grade, talked about the importance of being fit and discussed their own journey with fitness.
On Friday, the Cougars spent the first part of their day paired up with student-athletes from the Rice Women’s Basketball team at the Nehamiah Sports Day, where they demonstrated soccer and basketball skills to 24 Nehamiah Center girls.
"There was a special something in the air," Sandy Frick, a Nehamiah Center volunteer, said. "I have never seen a group of college women develop such a closeness to our girls in such a short time.”
“When 5:45 p.m. rolled around and the bus was waiting to take the girls back to the Center, I saw the most amazing thing,” Frick continued. “The student-athletes and the Nehamiah girls were hugging and not wanting to stop. This experience will be remembered by all three groups for a long time."
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