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Soccer Without Borders

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THE STORY:

This summer I will be volunteering with the organization Soccer Without Borders on a trip to Granada, Nicaragua where I will be working with young women and girls, helping them find news avenues to their presonal growth and success. As part of my service,I am collecting monetary donations that will go to Soccer Without Borders as well as new and used soccer equipment donations.

Soccer Without Borders is an organization that inspires and assists youth by creating a safe and inclusive environment, allowing them to learn more about their minds, bodies, and voices. Their mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with the skills to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.

Being part of a team is one of the best ways to grow as a person. I have been lucky enough to grow up in a community that allows girls and boys the same access to education and organized sports. Playing multiple sports and being on multiple teams has taught me how to be a leader, work with a team, communicate, respect others, and value hard work. However, the majority of young women and girls in other countries, such as Nicaragua, have been denied these opportunities.

In Granada, Nicaragua, 28% of girls are pregnant by the age of 18, 52% do not complete primary school, and many are expected to raise younger siblings. Sports are a useful vehicle towards overcoming such challenges and becoming an educated and engaged member of the community. However, 90% of girls report barriers to participation with just 13% participating in some kind sport: formal or informal. The goal of SWB Nicaragua is to give girls the social, economic, and educational support necessary to inspire each girl to stay enrolled in school, make healthy choices, and take control of their future. By participating, girls earn points that can be exchanged for school supplies, clothes, shoes, toiletries, and soccer equipment.

Soccer creates a safe and healthy living style, social circle, and self respect. It teaches vital skills that aid personal growth, such as confidence, friendship, communication. Empowering these girls through soccer and connecting them to tangible education and career opportunities can help break the cycle and reset the precedent for what is expected of girls in Nicaragua, and what they expect of themselves.

I am excited to travel to Nicaragua this summer and be a part of a program that offers girls the same experiences that shaped my life and community. Soccer has always been a huge part of my life and now I am able to use it as a way of promoting positive change in the lives of young women and girls who have not been granted the same opportunities as me. If you have any questions about the trip or organization, please reach out to me at Olivia20siegel@gmail.com or visit Soccerwithoutborders.org. Any and all donations are greatly appreciated ($1, $5, $10, or more) by me and Soccer Without Borders, but more importantly by the girls in Nicaragua. All donations go directly to SWB. 

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$675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • McMullen/Lippold Family

    $50

  • Judy and Ed Siegel

    $100

  • Anne Lippold

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Drew Strellis and Chi Lam Mak

    $100

  • Sarah Nalven

    $25

  • Joan and Herb

    $50

  • Jill Goldman

    $25

  • Watkins women

    $25

  • Jack and Kim Strellis

    $100

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135% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $675 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Olivia Siegel

Amount Raised

$625

 

125% Raised of $500 Goal

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Susan Lippold

Amount Raised

$50

Donor Comments

Jack and Kim Strellis

Jack and Kim Strellis

DONATION: $100

Olivia, Soccer is the connector. Enjoy meeting new friends in Nicaragua 1 year ago

Watkins women

Watkins women

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jill Goldman

Jill Goldman

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Joan and Herb

Joan and Herb

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Sarah Nalven

Sarah Nalven

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Drew Strellis and Chi Lam Mak

Drew Strellis and Chi Lam Mak

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Way to go Olivia. Have a wonderful journey. 1 year ago

Anne Lippold

Anne Lippold

DONATION: $100

Good Luck Olivia! 1 year ago

Judy and Ed Siegel

Judy and Ed Siegel

DONATION: $100

This is a tribute to Olivia Siegel for her dedication to soccer and helping others 1 year ago

McMullen/Lippold Family

McMullen/Lippold Family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago