St. Peter, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus women’s soccer team will host its first annual “Kicking For The Cause” match when the Gusties take on Buena Vista on Wednesday at the Gustie Soccer Field. Wednesday will serve as a fundraising event for Yuwa, a nationally-based non-profit organization reaching out to girls in rural India, specifically Jharkland. Through team sports, Yuwa provides a platform for young women to gain confidence and make a change in their world. 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.
As a part of the Yuwa fundraiser, the St. Peter girl’s 12-and-under soccer team will be honorary ball girls for the match. At halftime, the young Saints will play an inter-squad scrimmage to showcase their talents. Following the game, there will be a post-match gathering at Patrick’s On Third with a silent auction. All proceeds will benefit Yuwa.
For more information about Yuwa, visit http://www.yuwa-india.org/.
The Gusties enter Wednesday’s match with an overall record of 5-8-0, and an MIAC record of 3-5-0. After dropping their last three matches, the Gusties will look to get back on track at home in Wednesday’s non-conference match-up.
Buena Vista enters Wednesday with an overall record of 9-6-1, and an IIAC record of 0-5-0. The Beavers are also coming in on a three-game losing-streak, falling to Luther (3-2), Wartburg (3-1), and Central (3-0).