Confirmation student collects soccer cleats for Nigerian youths
Published: May 4, 2006
BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (CNS) -- Sarah Salazar, a competitive soccer player, has gone through a lot of cleats in the 12 years she has been playing soccer. She is fortunate that her family always has had the resources to provide her with all the equipment she needs to pursue her dream of playing soccer at the national level. But when Salazar became aware of the lack of equipment for many other aspiring soccer players, she decided to do something about it. She collected 30 pairs of cleats to send to a priest in Nigeria for distribution to the young people of his parish. "A close friend of our family who has been involved with soccer for many years had extra cleats that were not worn. My dad and I discussed the idea of collecting cleats and giving them to those in need," Salazar said. The majority of the cleats were donated by Salazar's teammates and friends.
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