Springfield-area refugee and immigrant high schoolers gathered at Springfield College for a week of soccer, team-building, and fun between June 28 and July 2. Held by Soccer Without Borders Boston, the camp brought together students, coaches, and volunteers from a range of cultural backgrounds, and provided a unique opportunity to connect through common ground.
One JFS volunteer, Evan Bixby, enjoyed meeting the campers and “learning a little bit about their experiences coming to the US and living in Western Mass. It was cool to see kids from different countries and backgrounds come together through soccer.” Local vendors Try Me TooCrave Food Truck, and Bird’s Famous Burgers provided lunch, ensuring that soccer stars were always ready for their next match. We highly suggest ordering from or visiting these local food vendors–all local BIPOC owned businesses. We were proud and inspired to have them cater lunch for our rising soccer stars.Click here for 22 News coverage about the camp!