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Men’s Soccer Takes Part in Wendy’s Walk for Kids

Bearcats take a break from preseason training to help out community

August 19, 2013

Men’s Soccer Takes Part in Wendy’s Walk for Kids

Connor Nealis

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VESTAL, N.Y.On Sunday afternoon, the Binghamton men’s soccer team took time out of its two-a-day preseason schedule to take part in the Wendy’s Walk for Kids. Held in conjunction with the Dick’s Sporting Goods Open, the goal of the Walk was to assist organizations whose purpose is to help children realize their full potential, regardless of their life experiences and current circumstances.

In 2012, Wendy’s Walk for Kids raised over $190,000 for several charities aimed towards helping children. This year’s primary charities were the Dave Thomas Foundation, the Handicapped Children’s Association, the Broome County Urban League and Mom’s House.

For the Bearcats, taking part in the walk meant more than just a break from training. It was also a chance to take the focus off of the season and direct it towards helping others.

“It felt great to be a part of an event that helps out four great foundations,” Tommy Moon said. “It was good to help out the community and we look forward to contributing to charities like this in the future.”

The men’s soccer team has taken part in other community events in the past. This year, however, was the first time they have done so during preseason training. Despite the intense training schedule this week, being a part of the Wendy’s Walk for Kids was well worth it to the team.

“It was a very humbling experience,” Danny Carrillo said. “We definitely want to take part in similar events in the future.”

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