A great group of volunteers from PwC recently received the opportunity to run around and talk about teamwork with Work to Play soccer players from Walsh, Attucks and Morton at Chicago Indoor Sports. PwC volunteers rode a bus together to the Indoor Center, giving them a taste of the experience our players receive on game days. They also received the opportunity to learn about the Work to Play program and all of the hard work our players put in to enjoy these special Friday afternoons.
As soccer balls rolled on the turf and flew in the air off of headers from players, PwC volunteers were very impressed by the athletic ability and the showing of sportsmanship by each player. In typical Indoor Center game day fashion, 6 mini fields were set up with PwC volunteers stepping in as referees and coaches. They also became our players biggest fans by cheering them on and encouraging them to try their best each time they touched the ball. The folks from PwC also jumped into the action with the UI players showcasing their own soccer skills. From sweet spot passes to goals being scored the soccer fun was at an all time high.
Once the teams wrapped up and shook hands, congratulating each other on a great game, small groups were formed with PwC volunteers. A discussion on teamwork led by the volunteers with players listening created some great dialogue. UI players spoke about how they show teamwork on the soccer field, at home and most importantly, in the classroom. PwC volunteers shared their experiences in teamwork while doing their jobs, stressing the importance of working together so that no mistakes are made in their line of work.
UI players really enjoyed playing alongside the PwC volunteers and they especially liked that they took the time to listen about their knowledge on teamwork. Urban Initiatives teaches that the word TEAM stands for Together Everyone Achieves More.
On this day PwC volunteers and UI players worked together to have a fun and lesson filled day!