Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Small things with great love

This past week Jeb made a trip to Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to scrimmage with players from the Vancouver Street Soccer League. Joined by a few Whitecaps FC teammates Shea Salinas, Jonathan Leathers, and Bilal Duckett, Jeb had the opportunity to meet and play with some of the VSSL players heading to the 2011 Homeless World Cup this month.

"To be on the same field as them is as inspiring to us as it is to them" - Brovsky

Shea Salinas, Jonathan Leathers, Jeb Brovsky, Bilal Duckett, and members of Vancouver's Street Soccer League

The VSSL provides the homeless, the addicted, and others deemed at risk with a chance to use soccer as a vehicle for inspiration and empowerment.

images via Whitecaps FC and 365q

Vancouver Sun//Article: "Scrimmaging with homeless squad players inspiring-Brovsky"
The Daily Gumboot//Article: "Whitecaps FC connects with Street Soccer community"
WhitecapsFC//Article: Whitecaps FC attend Homeless World CupTraining Session
The Metro Newspaper//Article: "Homeless soccer teams thankful for the pitch"

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