Starting Wednesday, August 8th, former women's soccer midfielder Nora Dooley('12CC) will begin her year long
service with the Grassroots Soccer Program in South Africa. The Grassroots Soccer Program is a non-profit organization that
uses the power of soccer to stop the spread of HIV by empowering boys and girls
in Africa to make life-saving decisions. By World Cup 2014, their goal is to
educate 1 million young people about how to live AIDS-free, healthy, productive
"I believe in this sport, I believe in soccer, and I believe in
this organization. I guarantee
that I will take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to make a
difference. It's time to translate
a lifetime of soccer experience onto the world stage of sport development, and
I could not be more prepared or excited."
Dooley will be responsible for assisting in the planning and
implementation of youth-targeted HIV prevention education programs, networking
with community organizations to develop relationships and to promote GRS
programs and services, planning and coordinating community events such as
Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) soccer tournaments, assisting with
program monitoring and evaluation, recruiting community-based volunteers, and
assisting in curriculum and business development.
Another integral part of her duties this year is to raise
a minumum of $10,000. The funds will directly
support the work in South Africa and help continue the amazing gift this
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