Northville Soccer Team Volunteers at PAL

June 10, 2016

Northville High School has been working to get each athletic team involved in a community project. We were honored to have the JV Soccer team choose Detroit PAL!

The entire team was involved in the project. The girls collected and sorted through equipment to donate to the soccer players and presented PAL with a monetary donation from their program fundraiser. On Saturday, May 21st the Northville JV Girl’s Soccer Team joined PAL’s Little Kickers program at Historic Fort Wayne. “They were so excited!” said Coach James Hannah, “They spent Friday planning games and soccer-related activities as well.”

The team was able to volunteer their time and find out just how much fun and how rewarding volunteering can be! The Little Kickers program is for 4-6 year olds to learn the fundamentals of soccer, so the girls were a huge help! A number of these girls decided that they wanted to return and help out the kids of PAL for the rest of the season.

Thank you so much to the entire Northville JV Soccer Team for donating your time and efforts to the kids of Detroit PAL! Their hard work will go a long way.


We asked tIMG_7828he entire team about their experience volunteering with the Little Kickers program. We couldn’t narrow down their responses because they were all so impactful! Here they are:

-I had so much fun working with the little kids at PAL! They were so passionate about the game of soccer. -Jordin Rickard, Freshman Forward

-Working with PAL was a great experience and opportunity. I loved working with all the kids because they all had great personalities and wanted to have fun. -Maddy Jarrett, Sophomore Defender

-I loved working with the PAL kids! They were great kids who connected with us through soccer. -Lauren Williams, Freshman MidfielderIMG_7835

-It was an amazing experience. And since I have also been playing soccer from a young age I was able to see what my coaches had gone through. -Neda Heydari, Freshman Midfielder

-Working with PAL was really fun! All the kids made me laugh and it was a memorable experience coaching them! -Bridgid Giannotta, Sophomore Defender

-I thought coaching the little kids at the PAL outreach was a very good experience for both us and the kids. I loved helping them with their soccer skills and seeing them have fun playing. – Emily Rudberg, Captain

-I thought tIMG_7830hat coaching for PAL was so much fun. All the kids were so cute and I hope to help out again soon. – Karina Moore, Freshman Forward

-I really enjoyed playing with all the little kids and teaching them soccer skills. it was nice seeing the smiles on the kids face.- Abbie Alati, Sophomore Defender

-PAL was a really fun and exciting experience for us. It was great to have an opportunity to teach and share our love for the sport with younger kids and inspire them to keep playing soccer. – Melanie Sarafian, Freshman Midfielder

-I had an unforgettable experience playing soccer with the Detroit Pal kids. I hope they had as much fun as I did and will continue to enjoy playing the sport of soccer. – Kanon Furuyama, Freshman Defender

-The trip to Detroit was a great experience to reach outside our comfort zone as a teamIMG_7833 and as players. We made many new friends and I was taught a lot about the game and how lucky we are to be able to play it every day. – Dora Koski, Freshman Defender

-I thought the experience was just as great for us as it was for them. We got to spend time doing something we all are passionate about and tried to motivate and encourage kids who looked up to us. – Samantha Justice, Sophomore Forward