Isabella Maguire, a senior at Middletown High School, is well aware of the global fascination with soccer, so when she decided to form a Universal Promise club at her high school, she immediately proposed a "Cleat Drive" to support the Addo Soccer Development Program: a UP-supported effort launched and led by coaches in Nomathamsanqa.
The cleats began to come in, and soon the overall total rose from 20 to 55 to over 70 pairs of cleats (sample left). All the donated "boots" are in excellent shape, because of Isabella's and her brother Tyler's hard work. They cleaned each pair, packaged them up, and raised funds to pay the fees UP will incur when we transport them to South Africa in February 2016. UP is so grateful for the infusion of energy from our group of younger volunteers, and that energy was reflected well in Isabella's determination and in the collaboration of those who were able and willing to participate. Many thanks.