Women's Soccer Teams Up With Area Youth For Holiday Mail for Heroes Program
Morgan Dankanich helping children create holiday cards to send to American servicemen and women
Dec. 7, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Head coach Carin Gabarra and members of the Navy women's soccer team recently participated in the American Red Cross' 'Holiday Mail for Heroes' program with Annapolis-area youth. The community service event was organized through the Athletes for Hope organization, of which Gabarra is a member.
About a dozen members of the Navy women's soccer team traveled to the Annapolis Boys & Girls Club to assist area youth in writing and decorating over 50 holiday cards to mail to active-duty servicemen and women stationed around the world.
"It's great to see our team take an active role in the community," Gabarra said. "They were able to spend a couple hours at the Boys & Girls Club and they enjoyed working with the kids to send holiday cards to our troops overseas. It was a really special event."
The Athletes for Hope organization connects current and former professional and Olympics athletes with a variety of community service and philanthropic events. Gabarra and the Navy women's soccer team have participated in a number of events through Athletes for Hope in recent years.