On October 4th, 2015, it was a beautiful Sunday morning to play soccer for a great cause. As the Wesleyan Women’s Soccer team set the fields up for the first activity of the Kicking4Hunger Clinic, kids from ages 5-13 began to arrive holding bright colored soccer balls and wearing big smiles, excited to learn some new soccer skills.  Throughout the morning, the women’s soccer team taught the kids the proper techniques for passing, dribbling, and shooting. Later on in the clinic, a game of “steal the bacon” was played, and a 4-team tournament ended the day.

The team who showed the most spirit and hard work left the event with a Wesleyan long sleeve t-shirt, however all of the players learned that their participation in the Kicking4Hunger event meant more than just mastering their “L-turn” skill or their shot on goal. In order to participate, all kids were encouraged to make a donation of a canned good, which benefitted the Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown, CT.  The 25 kids who came to the clinic donated 135 pounds of canned goods!

Thanks to the Wesleyan Women’s Soccer team for volunteering to make this clinic so successful!