Saturday, February 13, 2010
Munster boy's birthdays a chance to give, not just get
See the link above to read about Max's extraordinary charitable 12 years on the planet and his recent recognition.
This year, he hopes friends and family alike will open their hearts to Street Soccer USA.
Lawson chose the charitable organization after watching "Kicking It," a documentary about the soccer program which helps the homeless move forward in the game of life. He soon found out there was a team in Aurora, Ill., and has since worked out, helped coach and played with the team.
He and his mother traveled to the National Cup in Washington, D.C. They were invited by Street Soccer USA founder Lawrence Cann. Lawson has memorable accounts of the trip and spending time with players.
"I've always liked soccer and always thought that soccer could help someone somehow," he said. "Street Soccer USA is all about giving people a second chance."
Posted by Lawrence at 2:13 PM