Two State College youth soccer teams, State College Celtics and Soccer Shots, joined together to raise over $3,500 to benefit The American Red Cross Earthquake Relief effort in Nepal. Their effort was spearheaded by parents and four players after hearing about the devastation from a teammate, Shushant Dahal, and his family who are from the affected area.
Initially, the plan was to hold a bake sale and soccer tournament. But after Drew Kogelman, Will Kogelman, Joel Torbic and Luke Torbic, third graders from the team, approached their teacher at Corl Street Elementary School in State College to learn more about Nepal, they asked if there was anything the school could do to help with the relief effort. Working collaboratively, the entire third grade class then joined forces with the rest of the school to raise nearly $900 through a simple penny drive that was ultimately donated to the soccer team’s bake sale and tournament. Rapid Transit Sports added to that impressive total by throwing in a $500 donation of its own.
Thanks to all who worked together to provide much needed financial support to help the people of Nepal through this tragic situation.