Soccer Tournament Raises $680 For Grassroot Soccer Organization

Scoring barefoot goals with sweat trailing down their foreheads, students dribbled soccer balls across the Great Lawn this past Wednesday to fundraise for HIV/AIDS awareness in Africa through the Grassroot Soccer organization. The tournament earned $680 in total, $500 of which came from selling the Grassroots t-shirts in the fall and the rest came from an entry fee of $15 by each team. All proceeds went towards the Grassroot Soccer organization. Grassroot Soccer is a charitable organization that aims to educate, inspire and mobilize communities through soccer to prevent the spread of HIV. Through various soccer activities and games, the organization promotes social justice and HIV prevention awareness, according to the website. 12 teams participated in a round-robin style tournament. The winner of each group of four, along with a wildcard team, participated in the semifinals, with the winners of those games advancing to the finals. Team Dortmund, consisting of Dylan Mott ’15, Josh Murphy ’15, Nick Swenson ’15 and Andrew Zheng ’15, won the tournament, earning a Captain’s Pizza gift card. “Without a doubt