Olivia lands in Guatemala
During the summer of 2014 Olivia Post will spend a month in Guatemala visiting small impoverished villages will a small group of family friends. A goalkeeper for Sockers FC Chicago (U17 Girls) and Evanston Township High School, Olivia also wanted to share her love for soccer and the joy it brings her with the youths she comes in contact with during her travels. Olivia’s parents agreed to cover half of the travel costs, but in a matter of months from babysitting, Olivia saved enough to pay for the entire trip herself. Olivia was invited to attend the trip from a famliy friend and Walker School teacher Cheree Bertalan who’s son Jonah was adopted from Guatemala.
Knowing that many of the villages they will visit in Guatemala are disadvantaged, Olivia decided she would use her soccer contacts to obtain gently used soccer gear to bring and handout to the youth. Olivia first reached out to her Varsity soccer coach at Evanston Township High School who donated bags, shirts, shorts and sweatsuits, Seong Ha the Varsity Girls Soccer Coach for Glenbrook South soon stepped up also donating shirts and shorts. Word quickly spread to Olivia’s soccer playing friends and soon the box designated for used soccer gear outside her front door needed to be emptied daily. Olivia decided to reach out to The Chicago Fire, who through the community outreach program, donated 30 complete sets of uniforms, including shoes to Olivia’s cause.
With the contributions from ETHS, Glenbrook South, The Chicago Fire, Camp Shutout and her many playing friends she has shirts, shorts, socks, shoes, balls, bags and keeper gloves for over 400 deserving youth. She is so excited, that over the next couple of months she will launch the charitable the website http://www.cents4soccer.com/, where donations can be made and visitors can follow her blog about the trip.
Olivia needs the support of the club in making donation towards this quest to Guatemala in Summer of 2014.
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