Monthly Archives: February 2015

2014 Highlights

In 2014, the UCSB Men’s Soccer team gave back to the community through various projects such as a Jog-a-thon, AYSO Skills Day and serving as mentors through “Gaucho Gives” clinics. Here’s a look at how the Gauchos gave back to the community throughout the year.

April 2014—Gauchos hosted a skills day at Goleta Elementary & visited El Camino Elementary to help assist with the local school community outreach jog-a-thon.

May 2014—Gauchos Ismalia Jome, Armand Bagramyan, and Josh McNeely visited a sixth grade class at Isla Vista Elementary on the last day of school and hosted a one-hour clinic with the students.

June 2014—UCSB Men Soccer players served as coaches and mentors at UCSB Vacation Day Camps.

August 2014—Gauchos mentored and coached at the Fifth Annual AYSO Skills Day.

September 2014—Gauchos served as guest coaches for local youth soccer teams & Gauchos hosted a skills day at Adelante Charter School.

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An Honorary Gaucho

In 2013, players from the UCSB Men’s Soccer team began to visit 13-year-old Omar Ibarra who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. After many treatments, he is now a survivor. In February 2015, UCSB Men’s Soccer teamed up with Cancer Fit to help improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. Join us in recognizing Omar as an Honorary Gaucho.

Please join us in November for “An Honorary Gaucho Part III”.

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