18 hours of Barefoot Soccer coming to Wellesley in August

barefoot soccer wellesleyThe annual Barefoot Soccer fundraiser to fight AIDS in Africa is slated this year to take place from 8am Aug. 17 to 2am Aug. 18 (in the past the event has gone a full 24 hours).

From the event organizers:

For the fourth summer in a row, hundreds of soccer players of all ages and skill levels are invited to Hunnewell Field in Wellesley to join in the tradition of playing soccer barefoot all day long.

Why?  To raise money to help prevent the spread of AIDS in Africa.

A miminum donation of $25 per participant gets you a T-shirt and up to 18 hours of barefoot soccer fun!    

All proceeds go to Grassroot Soccer, a charity in Norwich, Vermont that teaches AIDs prevention to African children using soccer to facilitate its educational mission.  Grassroot Soccer has educated more than 400,000 African children about AIDs prevention.  This year, for the first time, Positive Tracks has awarded this event a $10,000 matching challenge grant – so the value of your donation will double to help fight AIDs!

Info and link to register is also on our website at www.wellesleysoccer.org.

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