Trinity Women's Soccer Hosts Charity Tournament

Event to help Youth in Impoverished Nations

HARTFORD, CT, April 11, 2013 - The Trinity College women's soccer team will host a charity 5-on-5 soccer tournament on Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. on the Trinity women's soccer field.  The goal of the second annual event is to raise money and awareness for AMANDLA and CTC Ten, two foundations that have partnered to provide organized education through sport programs for youth in disadvantaged communities. Through life skills training, leadership programs, and community empowerment, they have sought to create a safe space for children and adults in the Khayelitsha community.

During the spring of their junior year, two Trinity College women's soccer players had the privilege of spending a semester in Cape Town, South Africa. Current Bantam women's soccer and women's basketball graduate assistant coach Leigh Howard '12 and teammate Courtney DeVinney '12 spent their semester volunteering at AMANDLA in an extremely impoverished township called Khayelitsha. Trinity College has formed a lasting relationship with AMANDLA and CTC Ten.  Several Trinity students have studied in Cape Town and worked for AMANDLA in the last couple of years including Trinity women's soccer player and women's squash All-American Catalina Pelaez.

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