Small Goals Big Change Tournament in Berkeley
Driving rain, a biting wind and near-freezing temperatures didn’t dampen spirits at Soccer Without Borders’ first annual Small Goals, Big Change Tournament in Berkeley on March 19th. Senda, which provided the tournament balls and lent a hand with organization, was a proud participant in the fundraising event.
Ten co-ed teams played in the all-day event at Gilman Field in Berkeley, with El Cerrito Futbol Club as the winner.
It was fun to be an active player in the soccer community, meet other players who love the game, and share an entire day with them. The dedication of the players (who huddled in heated cars between games) and tournament organizers was inspiring. It was especially heartwarming to see the leadership roles assumed by Soccer Without Borders participants.
The tournament provided a great opportunity for Senda to interact with passionate players. We received very positive feedback on our balls from both players and coaches!
Berkeley-based Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of marginalized youth. It is one of Senda’s partner organizations, which benefits from the sale of Senda equipment.