Updated 07/31/2012 05:33 PM
Kids given chance to play at soccer camp
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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Dozens of Syracuse children are getting the chance to experience a four day soccer camp, free of charge. The Syracuse Soccer Camp is going on this week at Nottingham High School.
With the help of experienced coaches, they learn the fundamentals of the sport and get speed, agility and goalkeeper training.
The equipment is all provided by Tillie’s Touch, a not-for-profit organization that provides kids with free equipment for all different sports. Everyone involved says the goal is to give kids the opportunity to be part of organized athletics.
"Being able to get them off the streets and getting them on soccer fields, baseball fields, football fields, whatever it may have and whatever problems they may be having at their home life, this gives them an opportunity to escape that," said Dale Johnson, Tillie’s Touch President and Founder.
Tillie’s Touch will be also be collecting school supplies for area children on August 25th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Ellis Field Park in East Syracuse.