BRISTOL, Tenn. – King College Women's Soccer used a small piece of its offseason to give back to local children with a free soccer clinic. Last Saturday, over 200 participants from the Tri-Cities community gathered for instruction and live drills to enhance their game.
On Saturday, March 24, members of the Lady Tornado soccer team served over 200 children in the local community by running a free soccer clinic at Warriors State Park in Kingsport, Tenn. The clinic provided an opportunity for kids in the area from ages three to 16 to be exposed to a fun learning environment in soccer. The clinic was held in conjunction with the Sullivan County Soccer Association (SCOSA) and Fusion Soccer Academy.
"With soccer an up-and-coming sport in the area, it is a great way to help raise awareness of the game, increase a passion for the sport and give local potential players the ambition to become a collegiate athlete," said King assistant coach Danny McBride.
McBride, who also serves as the Kingsport Site Director for Fusion Junior Academy and SCOSA Soccer, continued, "This was a great opportunity for our ladies to go out and do some community service. King College and its athletic programs are about more than just winning conference championships and we want to take every opportunity we can to serve the local community. We hope it gave some of the kids the ambition to play at a competitive level."
King College Women's Soccer will be hosting its annual Tornado Soccer camp this summer. More information on summer camp dates will be available on www.KingTornado.com later this month.