CLINTON — A junior at Clinton High School has led the effort in collecting used soccer equipment for needy children in his native Guatemala. Celso Vasquez was a student in Guatemala until he was 13-years-old. He said many of the children in Guatemala lack equipment to play soccer and resort to playing with grocery bags rolled into a ball.
“For a class project, I would like to send these unfortunate children used soccer equipment that your children have outgrown,” said Vasquez.
There is a drop-off box located at Access Federal Credit Union at 6 Franklin Ave., and at the Clinton elementary and high schools. The collection will be held through April 30.
Items should fit children ages 6-11: Cleats/sneakers, deflated soccer balls, shin guards, jerseys, goalie gloves, shorts and soccer socks.