Every season, on Uniform Night, our “Donations Table” collects gently used equipment that’s unneeded by BRYC families. So, what to do with those surplus items? Last fall we heard of an altruistic Boy Scout who’s Eagle Project was to collect surplus soccer equipment during the 2017 Fall HCC for Goals Beyond the Net*, a non-profit charity working in Haiti. Some BRYC ODSL teams were competing at the HCC, so we decided to help him!
Kudos go to Joan Smith and Anthony Pagano for storing the donated gear from seasons past and discovering this worthy cause! As a result, BRYC contributed: cleats (11 pairs), jerseys (9 sets, 2 goalie & 14 miscellaneous), 11 shorts, 2 pants, 26 pairs of socks, 11 shinguards, 3 soccer bags and 29 water bottles. Our All Star program contributed over 300 jerseys!
And many thanks to the HCC Tournament Director, for sharing these photos of the Haitian kids wearing BRYC gear, and big smiles.
At BRYC, we love to support worthy causes that help less fortunate children. Won’t you please join us? Remember to bring your gently used soccer gear on Uniform Night (or anytime) and help another player have a great season. The smiles say it all!
*Goals Beyond The Net, (GBTN) is a non-profit organization that’s changing the lives of children living in severe poverty in Jacmel, Haiti by creating the Jacmel United Football Club. Through the teams the Coaches oversee the children; serve as their mentors, facilitators, educators, and are responsible for the "total well-being" of the child. Their structured soccer academy is key in providing much needed educational scholarships, healthcare, character development, English literacy, soccer, and economic sustainability through goat farming to the children. Visit goalsbeyondthenet.com to read more or donate.