Monday, June 23, 2008

Street Soccer Austin, TX is ready for USA Cup

Watch a short video on Street Soccer Austin as they prepare for their trip to Washington tomorrow.

The team also made headlines in the Daily Texan Newspaper. Pictured here and covered in the article is Edwin Calix.

'Edwin, who grew up in LifeWorks, Austin's shelter for homeless children, spoke Thursday before practice through his translator and chaperone, LifeWork's volunteer Frank Baca, who will accompany him on the D.C. trip.

Edwin said the soccer team offers him a great outlet for learning. He's "getting acquainted with U.S. customs and culture, soccer brings him out and exposed him to others," continues Frank.

A student of Literacy Austin (a free English as a second language instruction program), Edwin is learning English and working toward his GED.

"It's exciting to go see the capital of the United States," he said. "I want to see the White House."

To read the rest of the article click here.

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