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Soccer: UCSB Team Collecting Sporting Goods for African Outreach

Fans are encouraged to bring new or used clothing and equipment to the remaining men's home matches.

The UCSB men’s soccer team is beginning a donation drive, starting with Wednesday’s game against Cal State Northridge, to collect new or used sporting goods for children in Africa.

For the Gauchos’ remaining five home games, there will be collection bins set up inside the main entrance at Harder Stadium where fans can donate any type of athletic equipment, clothes and shoes. Many of the young African athletes are playing sports without equipment. Some of the athletic equipment people use in the United States is nonexistent in their country.

“This is a great opportunity for the people in our community and our team to help out those less fortunate than us,” head coach Tim Vom Steeg said. “Anything we get would be greatly appreciated. It can go a long way.”

Fans are encouraged to bring new or used sporting equipment to any of the next five men’s soccer home games: Wednesday vs. Cal State Northridge, Saturday vs. UC Davis, Oct. 14 vs. UC Riverside, Nov. 1 vs. UC Irvine and Nov. 5 vs. Cal Poly.

The team will ship the equipment, clothes and shoes to Africa to help those who are less fortunate. For more information, call the UCSB men’s soccer office at 805.893.6044.

For tickets to the games, click here or call 805.893.UCSB.

Matt Hurst is UCSB‘s assistant athletics communications director.

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