On Friday, February 25th, five members of the Northwestern Men’s Soccer Team volunteered their time and soccer expertise at Chicago Indoor Sports with Urban Initiatives. The players were led by Assistant Coach Neil Jones and helped to lead warm-ups, officiate, and coach some of the games. The kids from Attucks, Daley, and Jenner were thrilled to have such terrific athletes working with on their skills.
The Northwestern players were very enthusiastic about the experience. “Their excitement and love for the game was obvious and it definitely rubbed off on all the kids,” stated Coach Tom, Urban Initiatives Program Associate. We are grateful that these student-athletes took a break from their busy schedules to give back to the community.
After the event it was evident that this as an experience the kids will never forget. Misael, a 4th grade participants from Daley, exclaimed, “That was awesome! When are they coming back again?”
Another participant 4th grade participant from Daley, Gabriel, said, "I can’t wait to show my friends the warm ups I learned!’
Thank you Northwestern for coming out and supporting Urban Initiatives and teaching the kids new moves and warm ups. We look forward to working with you again.