MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia College & State University soccer team and head coach Juan Pablo Favero are proud to announce an agreement with non-profit organization Little Feet to purchase practice balls.
A program beginning in March of 2006, Little Feet is a grassroots organization sending soccer balls to underprivileged kids across the globe. The program is simple, for each ball purchased through the organization, Little Feet donates a ball to a needy child to promote the game of soccer worldwide. The Bobcats are just the second collegiate soccer team to join up with the organization.
"We have traveled to some of the most poverty stricken areas all over the world and nothing can put a smile on a kid's face faster than a new soccer ball can, " said organization founder Trevor Slavick. "It is simply amazing how one ball can make such a huge difference in that child's life. Some of these future smiles will now come courtesy of the Bobcat Soccer Team. A soccer ball won't stop a war and it won't fill a belly, but it might help heal a soul and let children be children; at least for a little while."
The Bobcat soccer team will use the balls for practice purposes, and are happy to give back to future soccer stars.
Individuals can purchase soccer balls through Little Feet as well. To help build the program, visit the Little Feet web site at www.littlefeet.com .
The GCSU Department of Athletics sponsors 10 NCAA Division II athletic programs over three seasons. As a Division II program, GCSU prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the Bobcats' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Follow the Bobcats and their positive impact on the Milledgeville community at www.gcsu.edu/bobcats.