Girls in the country have been challenged to play football and aim high as far as excelling in the popular sport in the world is concerned.
This was said yesterday by the Olympic gold medalist and FIFA Women’s World Cup champion Alex Morgan, when conducting a sports clinic dubbed ‘Sports Diplomacy Soccer Camps’ at Jakaya M. Kikwete (JMK) Park in Dar es Salaam yesterday.
Around this time last year, Orlando Pride goalkeeper Ashlyn Harris spent time out of her offseason to visit Liberia and the Monrovia Football Academy, promoting the growth of the game of soccer in Africa. This year, Alex Morgan and husband Servando Carrasco have taken the opportunity to visit four cities in Tanzania from now until December 9 as part of the U.S. State Department and U.S. Soccer Sport Envoy Program.
Olympian Lia Neal inspires through swimming and beyond at special clinic with SportCares youth
American swimmer and Olympic silver medallist Lia Neal joined some 30 youth from the SportCares Swimming Programme last Monday in an exclusive swim clinic that was made possible with the support of U.S. Embassy Singapore.
This U.S. Sports Envoy Is Bridging Communities With Skateboarding
Neftalie Williams was 16 when he met two pro skateboarders outside of a summer camp he wasn't able to attend. It was after hours, and the pair skated with him. They taught Williams that the sport wasn't out of reach to anyone.
“Even though I didn't have the chance to attend the camp, they still made sure to provide me the opportunity to skate with them," Williams told NBC News. "Their gesture taught me that skateboarding was an activity 'by the people and for the people.' It has been my goal to return the favor to the next generation of skaters ever since then.”
Harlem Globetrotters join U.S. State Department's Sports Envoy Program in Lithuania and Estonia
The Harlem Globetrotters will continue their tradition of bringing goodwill to people all over the world as part of the U.S. State Department’s Sports Envoy program this week (Sept. 20-30), when they visit Lithuania and Estonia to promote the value of teamwork in every aspect of life.
These programs help bolster the United States’ cultural and social ties with the government and people of two long-standing partners and strong NATO allies.