Iowa Soccer Helps Promote Women's World Cup

Sept. 11, 2007

IOWA CITY — Members of the University of Iowa women’s soccer team took some time out of their schedule on Monday to participate in community service activities to help kick off the Women’s World Cup, which began this week.

A group of 12 Hawkeyes, including Head Coach Ron Rainey, took about an hour to converse with children at Iowa City’s Public Library. Some of the Hawkeye players helped to paint faces, while others assisted in various arts and crafts activities. There was also a soccer demonstration in which some of the Hawkeyes got to show off their moves.

“It was fun to have the players interact with everyone to promote the Women’s World Cup,” Rainey said. “In giving back to the community, we hopefully raised awareness for women’s soccer.”

The World Cup, which is held this year in China, which kicked off with Germany and Argentina on Monday. The United States opened play with a 2-2 draw against Korea DPR on Tuesday.

The Hawkeyes are back in action at home this Friday, September 14, when they will host Drake at 7 p.m. The match will be played at the UI Soccer Complex.

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