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Beyond the Field

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
4:00pm – 6:00pm

Storrs Campus
Gentry 131

Soccer Without Borders's mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. There are 5 core activities to SWB - soccer, educational support, civic engagement, team building, and cultural exchange.

Mary McVeigh is the co-founder and first executive director of Soccer Without Borders. Mary has worked to build the SWB Nicaragua program while designing and implementing structures to support and sustain the organization as a whole. In 2012, Mary was honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's Jerry Yeagley Award for Personal Service for her work with SWB. She has served in a number of advisory roles, including the US Soccer Foundation's Symposium committee, the Street Football World Gender Working Group, the International Safeguarding Children in Sport Working Group, and the Women Deliver Girl Power in Play Advisory Committee.

Find out more on their website https://www.soccerwithoutborders.org/

Contact:

beyondthefieldseries@gmail.com

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