Original Post: 8/5/2009
At the Harvard University Soccer Alumni game on October 17th, more than 40 ex-players showed their support for the work of Coaches across Continents in Africa. Pledges were made to the Harvard Goals4Leaders campaign and ideas were discussed as to how more Harvard players and alums could get involved with the work in developing communities. One great idea was to have a Harvard World Cup Tour that would see alums watching games in South Africa and working at partner programs on non match days. Our corporate partners at XL Soccer Tours are designing a tour that would work perfectly. Alumni players also offered to present the Coaches across Continents Corporate Social Responsibility 2010 program to their companies to get sponsorship and others pledged to sign up their youth teams to the Goals4Leaders program. The Harvard Womens’ team is running a raffle in support of Coaches across Continents at their home game against Dartmouth.
“We would like to thank everyone connected with Harvard Soccer for their support and look forward to an exciting 2010 in Africa with as many Alums and players involved as possible.” David Williams ‘07.
Photo shows Seamus Malin ‘61 with David Williams ‘07 and Adam Rousmaniere ‘10 holding the Beyond Sport Award for Best New Project. David and Adam were part of the Malawi program in 2009.