I am raising money to participate in the Inter-American Women's Soccer Exchange in Nicaragua through Soccer without Borders.

I am excited to share that I have been selected to participate in the Inter-American Women's Soccer Exchange this February. In conjunction with the US Department of State and the US Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, this program will bring 16 current and former NCAA student-athletes to Nicaragua for a week long series of youth clinics, coaching courses, and showcase games in three Nicaraguan cities

I was fortunate to begin soccer at a young age on a recreational team, an opportunity that is not so easily available to girls in other countries. To date, Nicaraguan girls’ participation in soccer remains underwhelming compared to their male peers, with economic and cultural barriers slowing progress towards consistent playing opportunities, proper coaching and equipment, and space to play. SWB has been focused on improving opportunities for girls to get involved with soccer in Nicaragua since 2007, though this will be the inaugural Inter-American Soccer Exchange.

This program is important to me because it strives to promote soccer as a way to be healthy and develop essential skills such as teamwork and dedication. I am excited to have been selected to join this group, and I am now trying to raise money to make this trip possible. Thank you for your support!

Please check out the website to learn more about the program: http://www.soccerwithoutborders.org/exchange-granada

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