BOSTON - When MIT travels to Emerson's Rotch Field this Saturday, October 28 for the final round of the NEWMAC Men's Soccer regular season, the game will take on added significance. While the teams will do battle on the field, they will also partner off the field to raise funds and awareness for Soccer Without Borders, a Boston-based non-profit organization using soccer as a vehicle for positive change.
The two teams will warm up in Soccer Without Borders T-Shirts and representatives will be on hand to spread the word about SWB's work.
For more information and to donate to this cause please visit: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/team/emerson-and-mit-mens-soccer-soccer-without-borders.
Soccer Without Borders provides under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success. Programs focus on the development of the whole person through a combination of five core activities: soccer play and instruction, team-building, educational support (academic and language), civic engagement and cultural exchange.
With low coach-to-player ratios and a powerful team environment, the program becomes a safe, supportive space in which participants can pursue their on and off-field goals. Participants plan ahead, set high goals, and are supported to work towards them over many years.
Soccer Without Borders is particularly focused on supporting newcomer refugee, immigrant, and asylee youth, and girls. More than 70% of SWB participants are refugees or asylees, having fled some of the most violent conflicts in the world.
SWB has served youth from 68 countries and speaking more than 20 first languages.
*All donations will be doubled by SWB's partner Positive Tracks!"