Women's Soccer Heads to Nicaragua for Give N Go Trip

UNCGSpartans.com 02-27-2013
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The UNCG women's soccer team will have a chance of a lifetime to give back during a six-day trip to Nicaragua from March 9-14.

UNCG Women's Soccer Head Coach Steve Nugent, Chesney White, Jamie Simmons, Tracy Wolf, Ashley Stokes, Christina Chai Chang, Katie Durst, Rachel Collins, Stephanie Partenheimer and Karin Sendel will join Give n Go Founder Amber Tollefson on a six-day trip to Nicaragua from March 9-14.

While other college students will be heading out to different destinations for spring break, this select group of UNCG women's soccer student-athletes will be working directly with five different orphanages in Managua, La Chureca, Santa Teresa, Cangrejo, and Carazo.

The team is in need of support to make this opportunity come true.  Please make a fully tax deductible donation to Give n Go on their web site here: http://thegivengoproject.org/main.php?pg=give 

Your donation will go directly to this project and help to defray the costs of sending the student-athletes to Nicaragua and will continue the mission of Give n Go.

"The Give N Go project is a tremendous effort on the part of Amber Tollefson that is effecting so many young people in a positive way," said Nugent. "Amber has always been a shining example of teamwork and sportsmanship and is the most caring individual I know.  She has put her heart and soul into making the lives of people less fortunate better through the game of soccer."

The goal of the Give N Go project is to give women's college teams a platform to give back through soccer. The Give N Go project uses sport as a vehicle to bridge the gap of socioeconomic status by creating a team atmosphere, building self-confidence and instilling a sense of hope for abandoned kids. GIVE N GO donates used and new soccer gear while conducting clinics at orphanages abroad and foster homes in the States.

"The Give N Go project is a great community service platform for college teams to get entrenched in by giving back to the soccer community," said Amber Tollefson, who is the founder of the Give N Go project. "Coach Nugent has helped the project out tremendously by helping get the word out and as our director of finance. We are thrilled to have a college team involved and look forward to the UNCG women's soccer team helping out."

Be sure to follow all updates about the 2013 UNCG women's soccer team on www.uncgspartans.com or on twitter @UNCGsports/@UNCGWSoccer.  

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