USMST and the Santa Ana Boys and Girls Club Share a Great Day!
During our weekend soccer practice on April 20, 2013, the US Medical Soccer Team spent a fun morning with the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Ana, California. Ky Tran, Paulo Carvalho, Ray Klug and Chris Grybauskas led the way in creating a fun health fair for the kids focusing on nutrition, fitness, and careers in health care. All the USMST members attending the practice participated and so many put a big effort into making it a special event, including Amir Saz and Mauricio Pleitez. By all accounts, the kids had as much fun as we did! Many thanks to Lily, Merin, Kathy, Anna, and Margaret for showing their support and providing some incredible female role models. Your time and efforts are sincerely appreciated and we can’t wait to do more events with the USMST Wives and Girlfriends in the future. Special kudos go to Lily and Chris for their unbelievable nutrition station with Jeopardy, Trail Mix and arm wrestling! Merin and Ray also deserve special recognition for a fantastic tour-de-force presentation on medical careers — the always professorial Ray ensured the kids left with all the right answers! And finally, Paulo showed why he is our resident fitness expert — his obstacle course will surely be part of our future training sessions!
Mauricio put together this great video commemorating the event:
Finally, Many thanks to Peter at the Boys and Girls Club and to all the kids and parents who made the event truly special! We look forward to doing it again soon and expanding on our efforts.