Idaho Rush's One World Soccer Camp was a roaring success again this summer. With the support of local businesses, the Boise Parks and Recreation Department, the Agency for New Americans and dozens of individual volunteers and coaches we were able to serve more than 80 players ages 5 to 18. Over the course of the four-day camp:
- All players received a complete set of soccer equipment, including cleats, shin guards, socks, water bottle and ball.
- Players had transportation to and from the camp.
- Players had a snack and lunch every day.
- More than two dozen volunteers and coaches donated their time each day, helping make the camp run smoothly.
To see more of the camp, including words from camp founder and former Idaho Rush player Atticus Hoffman, watch the video below:
The One World Soccer program is our extended effort to help young players in Boise's surprisingly large refugee community get comfortable in their new home and mainstream into American society by using the common denominator of soccer.
We are already starting the collection process for next year's camp. It you have lightly used soccer equipment -- especially cleats, shin guards and balls -- bring it to the Idaho Rush office and we will get it in the hands of someone who really wants it.