What does a sports organization do when COVID-19 hits? It Adapts!
This spring, L.A.C.E.S. sports programs came to a screeching halt.
Here in the United States, we had to cancel our soccer practices and games in order to keep the refugee youth in our program and their families safe. However, we quickly became very creative.
Here are some ways we served our refugee youth and their communities in 2020:
We loved showcasing the amazing people who led us, challenged us and made us laugh throughout this initiative and we are wowed by this campaign’s global impact.
The global community submitted 61 videos
that reached over 18,500 people
from 70 countries.
At L.A.C.E.S. Virtual Soccer Clinic, 30 participants joined us, connected with a fantastic coaching team and even stayed longer after the event to chat and reconnect with friends they had not seen since entering quarantine! Needless to say the day was a success!