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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 12:02 PM
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VT soccer team donates cleats to rival high school
(NECN: Anya Huneke, Winooski, VT) - Most sports teams don't go out of their way to help their opponents improve their game.

But that's just what one Vermont school did- when the athletic director found out another school was in need of soccer equipment.

"My cleats were ripped here- the whole part right here was open..."

In his three years playing high school soccer in Winooski, Vermont, Wellington Newton has worn through multiple pairs of cleats.

And each time- he knows there's a price to pay.

Despite the cost, he loves the game -- he's been playing soccer since he was a toddler.

In his native African country of Liberia, he says, that's what kids do.

Wellington: "It's something where I'm from- it's the number one sport. That's what we do- play soccer."

So when a box full of donated cleats were dropped off at his school two weeks ago, he was more than happy to grab a pair, and more than grateful for the delivery.

http://www.necn.com/Boston/New-England/2009/11/10/VT-so...
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enlightenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 12:16 PM
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1. That's a nice story.
Thank you for posting it!
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