Savannah Student Collects New and Used Soccer Gear for Children


Dominique Trappio
Dominique Trappio

Dominique Trappio, a senior at St. Vincent’s Academy, is participating in a program called Passback (www.passback.org) by the U.S. Soccer Foundation which collects new and used soccer gear for teens and children who are not able to afford them. “The equipment I collect will go to an organization called the National Alliance for Youth Sports,” says Dominique. N.A.Y.S. () gives gear to children and teens in North America, Africa, Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Carribean.

Dominique says she currently has a gear collection bin set up inside Specialty Sports on Mall Blvd. where people can donate new or used soccer gear. She will have other collection bins set up at other stores soon. She will also be at the Savannah Celtic Futbol Club’s Celtic Pride soccer tournament on December 6-7, 2008 from morning to evening. The location of the tournament is the Chatham County Soccer Complex on Eisenhower and Sallie Mood Drive. A tent with collection bins will be there for people can drop off any gear.

The types of soccer equipment needed include used but in good condition: cleats, uniforms, goalie gloves, goalie jerseys, warmups, balls, air pumps, team bags, pinnies/vests, and cones. The types of new soccer equipment needed are socks, shorts, shinguards, cleats, uniforms, goalie gloves, goalie jerseys, warmups, balls, air pumps, team bags, pinnies, and cones.

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