UP Soccer Alum Launches First Soccer Program for Girls in Darfuri Refugee Camps

Rachael Rapinoe, graduate of University of Portland and former Pilots soccer teammate, will join i-ACT, CA-based nonprofit, on an upcoming trip to Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad. Over the last year, Rapinoe has helped create the core curriculum for the first ever Darfuri refugee soccer academy for girls and boys ages 6-13, Darfur United Soccer Academy. Last year, i-ACT won the Peace and Sport NGO of the Year award in 2012 for its work with the Darfur United (DU) men’s team. Now, they are expanding their work to include the Academy.

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Darfur United Announces Fifteen Player Roster

Hermosa Beach residents help young refugee men that escaped violence in Darfur as children have a chance to represent their homeland before the world For Immediate Release April 13, 2012 U.S. Contact: Katie-Jay Scott (310) 738-0285 Refugee Camp...

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