Send your kids to soccer camp this summer with Tillie’s Touch, a nonprofit organization that helps underprivileged children engage in sports.
This is the organization’s 2nd annual soccer camp, seeing a whole range of athletes between the 3rd and 8th grades score some major goals and make same major friends. Tillie’s Touch volunteer and prospective Nazareth soccer player Diamond said, “It’s opportunity for them to play soccer, to stay off the streets, have fun, to keep occupied during the summertime [as well as] improve themselves as soccer players and young men and women.”
“It is more than just soccer,” said Dale Johnson, executive director of Tillie’s Touch. “We have a 100% graduation rate.” This is proof that the constructive nature of the program, as had been said by Diamond, improves the kids in more ways than one. For everyone who has thus far attended, they have gone on to graduate high school.
Elvis, one of the soccer players, notes that what he likes about soccer and the program is how it teaches him to communicate with other people, focusing on teamwork and building strategies among others.
“They can have fun and not just stay home,” said Derek, another soccer player. “They get to make new friends and stuff like that.”
But, of course, this program is also for kids who just love soccer and are looking to improve themselves in that way. “It’s my favorite sport,” says Hasan, another soccer player.
If you would like to learn more about Tillie’s Touch soccer camp, be sure to visit TilliesTouch.org. Camp will be at Henninger High School between July 8 and July 11, and goes from 9am to 12pm. The fee is $25 per player.