San Diego Charger’s Wright Inspires At-Risk Youth with Love for Sports
After-School All-Stars South Bay Volkswagen Soccer Clinic Hosts 350 Youth
NATIONAL CITY (Nov. 9, 2013) —- The San Diego Chargers’ Shareece Wright might be facing the Denver Broncos tomorrow, but today, it was all about soccer.
The starting cornerback spent the afternoon with about 350 South Bay kindergarten through sixth-graders at Lincoln Acres Elementary School running soccer drills. The After-School All-Stars (ASAS) Sports Club presented the SOUTH BAY VOLKSWAGEN SOCCER CLINIC in National City where San Diego County reports the highest rates of diabetes and cardiovascular disease-related deaths.
During the pep rally, complete with the San Diego Charger Girls, Wright shared the positive role sports played in his life.
“I’m a proud supporter of the After-School All-Stars just because growing up as a kid in low-income housing – the projects – sports was my outlet,” the USC star said. “Every day, I would come home and drop my backpack off, and I was off outside playing sports whether it was baseball, basketball, soccer, football. It was the happiest time of my life when I was playing sports.”
Wright was joined by fellow celebrity coach, Geena the Latina from Frankie V and Geena in the Morning on Channel 933.
ASAS Executive Director Tyree Dillingham said she hopes to inspire the young athletes, each of whom took home their own SOUTHBAY VOLKSWAGEN SOCCER CLINIC soccer balls and jerseys.
“National City’s high poverty rates make affording weekend league sports tough, if not impossible for many,” Dillingham said. “This clinic offers them a chance to get out and move.”
Learn more about the After-School All-Stars at www.sdafterschoolallstars.org.
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