April 4, 2014
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Editor’s Note: The following appeared in the Iowa Alumni Magazine, published by the UI Alumni Association (www.iowaalum.com).
By Dana Dalrymple
The lights beam down on the soccer pitch. Two thousand emotional spectators from a circle around the goal, pushing and craning for a better view. The night wind swirls dust as everyone waits in anticipation for the penalty kick in a shootout to determine the championship game.
For a few glorious moments, these talented teenage players — with soccer skills to equal any U.S. collegiate athlete — no longer feel the brutal sting of poverty. Tonight, beneath waving American and Haitian flags, they feel like their country’s rising stars.
As for me, I realize I’m witnessing one of the most extraordinary memories of my life.
Click HERE to read the entire article, published in the Iowa Alumni Magazine.