(August 19th, 2014) This past week Michael Lindberg, of ECFC M97 Green, has been in Cartagena, Colombia with his family distributing soccer gear to the young players of the area through the organization Colombianitos.
Colombianitos is a nonprofit organization that improves the quality of life of children, youth and their communities through sports, recreation, education and health programs. The Colombianitos work with 4,300 children in six communities throughout Colombia. Their programs motivate children to acquire an education and build strong values and life skills to become healthy, productive individuals while helping to transform vulnerable communities across Colombia.
Michael and his family took soccer balls, shoes, and ECFC jerseys. But during their trip they found an overwelhming need for shoes. The majority of the children do not have shoes to go to school in let alone cleats to play soccer. It is hoped that next year they will be able to take more shoes in addition to shin guards and other soccer gear.