Five staff members of Seacoast United Soccer Club are attending the US Soccer Foundation’s Urban Symposium in Washington, DC, taking place from Monday, April 16th through Thursday, April 19th. Issues being discussed at the event range from fighting childhood obesity, after school programs, overall wellness, and ways to provide more education and opportunities to youth players. The program concludes with a day on Capitol Hill where Seacoast staff will meet with state officials from New Hampshire and Maine.
Pictured are from left to right: Colin Reilly (Director of Youth Programs - Maine), Matt Glode (Director of York Indoor Arena & Summer Camp Programs), Joey Barima (Director of Youth Programs – Hampton), Dr. Auma Obama, Paul Willis (President and CEO), Caleb Paterson (Assistant Director of Youth Programs – Hampton).
Dr. Auma Obama was a featured speaker at the US Soccer Foundation event. Both Willis and Glode had worked with Dr. Obama on their trip to Kenya four years ago. The Club is still involved in Kenya and will work with her newly formed foundation, Sauti Kuu or “Powerful Voices”, an international advocate for equality and social change through sports.