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WORKSHOP #1 

GUEST SPEAKER: STEPHEN SCHIRRA, AROUND THE WORLDS, AROUND THE WORLD

On June 18, 2019 at Bulkelely High School, we were lucky enough to have guest speaker Stephen Schirra kick off our workshop series. There, he spoke to our players about how important sports are to people’s lives, and how soccer can have such a tremendous impact on disadvantaged youth.


Stephen travels around the globe to touch the lives of those who have grown up in hardship. He has played soccer on the same field as children who have suffered sexual abuse, and has seen the unfavorable conditions that come with living in poverty and political dissension. In sharing these accounts, Stephen hoped to inspire our players; not everyone has an abundance of opportunity, and so every opportunity should be pursued.


At the end of the workshop, to pass along Around the Worlds, Around the World‘s mission, Stephen gave every player two soccer balls. One was for them to keep and the other was for them to give away, either to a person who would benefit from it or to brighten someone’s day.
We are very grateful to Stephen for taking the time out of his day to join us and enlighten our players. Please be on the lookout for future collaborations this summer. This is most certainly not the end.