Team Nicaragua Bound 2013
West Ottawa Soccer Club, Kanata, ON
Each year we find ways to integrate each of the True Sport principles into our soccer experience. This year, we took the principle of GIVING BACK to an entirely different level by raising money to help build a school in Nicaragua, the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. With over $15,000 raised over the course of the Spring and Summer 2013, a team of six athletes from the U14 West Ottawa Soccer Club were also designated as the first ever recipients of the Amazing People scholarships, designed to support youth who want to make a difference. The nine day trip to Nicaragua was a life changer for not only the team of athletes and supporters who directly experienced it, but also the athletes and parents and community supporters who were an integral part of the journey.