Heroes for a Day

4/11/2012 -Today, one of UCSB’s star soccer players Timothy Pontius showed up in uniform at La Patera Elementary School in Goleta to participate in the Junior League of Santa Barbara Heroes for a Day event. Tim read the book “The Great Kapok Tree” to a very excited 2nd grade class. After finishing the book, Tim fielded questions about his role as part of UCSB gaucho soccer. He ended the day by gifting the book to the class and leaving them with high fives and words of encouragement. “It was great!” said Pontius,“They had fun and so did I.” The men from the soccer team are happy to give back to the community through programs like these. “Getting involved within the community has huge value for our student athletes,” said assistant coach Greg Wilson. “We pride ourselves on giving back and love to assist wherever we can.”

www.jlsantabarbara.org

www.lapatera.goleta.k12.ca.us

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