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United Players Travel To Cambodia This Summer
10 girls from our United family have been blessed with the amazing opportunity to travel all the way across the world to Battambang, Cambodia for two weeks this July to share their passion of soccer with underprivileged girls. Our team consists of 10 United players and 2 coaches along with youth leaders from Mill Creek Foursquare Church. We will be working alongside the SALT Academy (A program that trains Cambodia Youth about life skills through soccer) to train and equip girls soccer teams in Cambodia. The girls we will be working with are from orphanages and many have been rescued out of human trafficking.

Girl’s soccer was formally organized in Cambodia about 2 years ago through the SALT Academy. Because the sport is still in its infant stage, we will have the opportunity to share and demonstrate our coaching curriculum and experiences with their coaches and players to further develop the sport for girls. Recently, the FIFA Organization has approached the SALT Academy and has asked them to develop a girl’s National Team. We are so excited to be apart of making this a reality for the girl’s in Cambodia.

Although much of this trip will be soccer related, I know that the experience will be life-changing for all involved. Our hope is that this experience will touch the lives of our young team members in that they learn compassion and empathy for the underprivileged and exploited. Soccer is the world’s game but it’s also a path for making a difference in the world! WE ARE UNITED!

Team Cambodia:
Team Leaders: Eddie and Kari Carter
United Coaches: Michelle Marklund GU-13 Black, Shannon Otteson GU-11 Black
United Team members: Olivia Carter, Sydney Carter, Whitney Carter, Ellie Otteson, Taylor Weins, Michelle Camerer, Nicole Salmi, Reimi Pieters, Winter Wirkkala, Lori Deland

Check it out: http://www.saltacademy.net/cmsmadesimple/index.php

 

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