Greater Allegheny women's soccer team forms community partnership with Auberle

The Penn State Greater Allegheny women's soccer team joined together last week in collaboration with Auberle, a McKeesport, Pa.-based Catholic agency whose mission is to help troubled children and families heal themselves.

The soccer players took time away from their studies to volunteer Saturday at Auberle, playing games, getting to know the children and playing a game of soccer.

The women were welcomed by the staff and boys of Auberle, as they all played introductory games to get to know one another.

After the games, head coach Ashley Davis took the group outside and assisted them in drills and activities. The student-athletes were excellent mentors and made friends with the kids while they displayed their abilities and sportsmanship to the eager youngsters.

Auberle Therapeutic Recreation Coordinator Ralph K. Wagley and his staff were extremely welcoming as the women completed the day with a pickup game of soccer and shared lunch with the Auberle children.

Davis said, “The Penn State Greater Allegheny women's soccer team would like to say thank you to Auberle for allowing us to come in and spend the morning with them. We would like to collaborate with them again, and hopefully get everyone to campus for a Greater Allegheny game in the fall.”

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Last Updated April 02, 2014