Amherst and Trinity to Promote 'Soccer Without Borders'

Contact: Mike O'Brien

SWB.jpgHARTFORD, Conn. – Prior to the start of today’s final regular season NESCAC game between the Amherst women’s soccer team and Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., the Jeffs and Bantams hope to promote the non-profit organization, Soccer Without Borders.

With the help of former Amherst women’s soccer standout Allie Horwitz ’12, who has been volunteering for the organization in Granada, Nicaragua for close to a year now, the two teams hope to expand awareness and support throughout the NESCAC with a “Soccer Without Borders Day.” In order to further promote the organization, Amherst and Trinity will wear t-shirts during warm-ups.

Soccer Without Borders is a program that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change. Helping to provide underserved communities with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success, Horwitz and others have been empowering local youth through a shared love of the world’s most popular sport.

The organization runs community-led youth development programs throughout the year in less fortunate areas within the USA and abroad. It provides programming to youth who are traditionally excluded from sports-based and extracurricular activities. This afternoon, Amherst and Trinity look to promote the non-profit organization they have been in full support of.