Quininpiac Women's Soccer Hosts Sixth Annual 4v4 Tournament To Benefit Vaatjie Mor Primary School In South Africa

Quininpiac Women's Soccer Hosts Sixth Annual 4v4 Tournament To Benefit Vaatjie Mor Primary School In South Africa

HAMDEN, Conn. – In conjunction with the Quinnipiac Alumni Relations, the Quinnipiac women's soccer program will host its sixth annual 4v4 Soccer Tournament on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 10 a.m. on the QU Soccer Field. Similar to last year, the proceeds support the Vaatjie Mor Primary School in South Africa where members of the men's and women's soccer teams have held soccer clinics in the past.

Vaatjie Primary School is located in Atlantis, a province approximately 30 minutes outside of Cape Town city center. Several Quinnipiac students, including many of members of the men's and women's soccer programs, worked with the Tippy Toes Foundation to conduct a week long holiday camp for the students at Vaatjie Primary School. The camp included soccer and dance activities, but also focused on reinforcing the importance of education for the students because school is their best opportunity for a better future. 

What People Are Saying About This Year's Soccer Tournament…
The 4v4 tournament has become a fun way to end the season and at the same time help a worthy cause.  This year's tournament is an Alumni event so looking forward to having many former players come back for the day.  I am sure it will be a quite competitive event.  The winning team will earn bragging rights which I am sure they will be all too happy to exercise. – Quinnipiac University Women's Soccer Head Coach Dave Clarke

Dave Clarke and the Women's Soccer team have been extremely supportive of the QU South Africa program in helping support our after school soccer program at the Vaatjie Mor Primary School. Over the past two years they have been instrumental in providing soccer kits, equipment and training that have had a lasting effect on these children from disadvantaged communities. The money raised from this tournament will directly help sustain the soccer program and give the children a positive outlet. – Quinnipiac University Adjunct Professor Peter Gallay

Being able to participate in the QU South Africa alternative winter break trip the past two years has been amazing. The people I have met and the children I had the opportunity to work with will forever be in my heart. They taught me lessons of the beauty of life and opened my eyes to the needs and gifts of a global community. – Quinnipiac University Women's Soccer Senior Defender Kat Young

The 4v4 tournament is a great time for the program as it gives us the opportunity to give back to a cause every year. This year, like last, it is for South Africa where we are able to give to a group of kids who aren't able to play the sport that has given us so much. It also gives us the opportunity to see past players who have affected the program and have left a legacy. It is always a great time and for me winning is always fun. – Quinnipiac University Women's Soccer Senior Goalkeeper Tori Graessle

Student-athletes, parents and fans can download the QU Athletics schedules to your laptop and mobile devices for free by clicking in the iCalendar link at the bottom of each sport's homepage or the master schedule page. Please visit www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com or follow the Bobcats via social media on Facebook (www.facebook.com/QUAthletics); Twitter (@QUAthletics); YouTube (www.youtube.com/QuinnipiacAthletics); and Instagram (QuinnipiacAthletics).