atlanta teenagers headed to germany to play in soccer tournament

from an article today in

Eight players from Atlanta’s Soccer in the Streets program are to fly to Berlin this Sunday, June 25, to compete in the Street Football World Championship, a competition for “street players” from 24 countries who will be competing while soccer fans around the world are focused on the World Cup matches being held in Germany.

“It is a privilege and an honor for us that Atlanta’s program will be representing the entire United States,” Jill Robbins, the program’s executive director, told GlobalAtlanta.

this is a really interesting article. it combines some things i am very interested in, soccer, the world cup, service work, promoting understanding amongst different cultures. how exciting for these kids that they are going to get a chance to go to berlin and be part of the biggest sports spectacle on the planet.

the rest of the article is a really good read and there is a very interesting interview with the executive director of the atlanta chapter of soccer in the streets. take a look here.

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