Finally, I get to combine my soccer and work interests! A note from Nadia Ouhib, on our Neurology staff, but also a student at Boston University. We are happy to help sponsor this event, and I encourage you to join in for this worthwhile cause:
I am responsible for a tournament that I have been organizing with the BU Soccer Club, called the "Lose the Shoes" tournament on September 27th. It will be a series of 3 v. 3 matches where students from schools all over the Boston area will compete, enjoy live music, and free food with their $5 registration fee at BU.
This tournament, however, is no ordinary event. It is being held in cooperation with Grassroots Soccer, an organization committed to fostering AIDS awareness and prevention in Africa. A charity event, all proceeds will go to Grassroots Soccer and their beneficial efforts to help those less fortunate. The theme of the tournament, "Lose the Shoes," requires students to play barefoot (or with socks) on our brand new turf field, similar to games played in the streets of Africa. We anticipate a fun and successful event.
Check out details on the tournament and other events! Our BU Soccer Club event website.
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