Kicking for a Cause: Women's Soccer hosts Buena Vista University

October 17, 2012 at 49 p.m.

TimeOctober 17, 2012 at 49 p.m.

The Gustavus Women's Soccer team is sponsoring a fundraising event their Wednesday October 17th game vs. Buena Vista at 4:00pm. Yuwa is a Minnesota based non-profit organization reaching out to girls in rural India, specifically Jharkland. "Through team sport, Yuwa provides a platform for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world.

Yuwa has been providing the resources necessary for at-risk girls to break the negative cycle that has been created for them in India, specifically in Jharkhand. "For a girl in Jharkhand, even home can be a dangerous place. Yuwa brings girls out of isolation and into a positive team environment. Daily practice and a team platform give (Yuwa) access to large numbers of at-risk girls, and a girl with confidence can rewrite the script others have prepared for her." Yuwa is fighting to make a difference by breaking the negative cycle that has been created for the young women of India. "When a girl organizes or joins a Yuwa team, through positive peer pressure she becomes a more regular student"players elect team captains, who keep track of school attendance, and many girls attend daily study sessions at Yuwa Club. She pays attention to her own health and to the health of her teammates, and gets access to information about her body through weekly adolescen t health classes with her teammates. She marries when she chooses"on Yuwa's first team, not a single girl has gotten married below the age of 18, even though several of their older sisters had been married off at age 15. She will raise a healthy family. The cycle continues."

During the game, there will be a "Suggested Entry Donation" that goes directly to Yuwa, along with a raffle for a signed Gustavus Women's Soccer practice jersey. In addition, the St. Peter Soccer Club's U12 girls team will be ball girls for the game and play a mini-scrimmage at halftime. After the game, beginning at 6:30 p.m., please join the team at Patrick's on S 3rd Street for Specials and a Silent Auction to benefit Yuwa. It promises to be a fun and inspiring event!!

Check out more information about Yuwa at

PostedApr 17, 2019