UTPB women’s soccer team helps disabled children learn soccer

Story courtesy: UTPB Athletics


UT Permian Basin Women’s Soccer did their part to help to give back to the community, volunteering with the TOPSoccer Program in Midland.  TOPSoccer gives children with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 19 the opportunity to learn and play soccer in a safe and secure environment.  The team volunteered as “buddies” to help the children learn skills and assisted with various different activities.  This is part of a team initiative to collectively serve 1,000 hours of community service.

“It was great to see the players interact with the kids,” said Head Coach Lynsey Winkler. “Our players enjoyed every second of it and we plan on going back and helping here soon.”

The Falcons were in charge of six stations this weekend. They set up an obstacle course, a six-hole foot golf course, soccer bowling, sharks and minnows tag game, and a skills section for dribbling and shooting.

“Watching my players interact with the kids, seeing their faces, and giving them the social interaction made it all worth it,” said Winkler. “It is great to give back and help our community.”

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