MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The soccer community came together at the Schwan’s USA Cup in Blaine this week.
Earlier this week, a girls team from Haiti played a team from the North Metro Soccer Association. During the game, several people noticed the girls from Haiti had shoes that did not fit right.
So, after a number of Facebook posts and emails, other teams responded.
They donated 130 pairs of soccer shoes for the girls from Haiti to choose from.
This was also done in concert with the Tony Sanneh Foundation.
Jason Jacob, of the North Metro Soccer Association, said it was amazing to see everyone respond.
“It really wasn’t about the game. This was just something about people getting together and doing something that needed to be done to help a group of people out. Not only will the girls benefit from them, but all the extra pairs that obviously they’re not going to use are going to go with the Sanneh Foundation,” Jacob said.
Jacob said Sanneh and his group will find other groups that need shoes or pass them along to other groups.