Help a Local Student Help Others in Africa

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Second year U of R student Jeffrey Myers is a true Friend of Lakeview.  He’s a graduate of the LCA Community Soccer program and has been one of the Myers’s who hauls the soccer nets to and from the Kinsmen Park shack for years now.  In fact, Jeffrey has been hauling nets since before he was as tall as the nets.  That’s a very long time indeed.

This summer, Jeffrey is taking his love of sports and his love of helping others to a whole other level.  He’s heading to Zimbabwe, Africa for a month long volunteer stint at the Far and Wide camp.  Far and Wide is an outdoor adventure camp in Zimbabwe that is focused on developing leadership skills in local children and adults.

How you can help

Jeffrey wants to bring something to give to the children he works with and meets in Zimbabwe and decided on soccer gear and the gift to bring.  He’s hoping to ship a cargo box of soccer balls and air pumps to the camp before he flys out July 17.  So, he’s spreading the word far and wide — If you have any spare soccer balls or pumps, or any other spare soccer gear to donate to the cause, please let Jeffrey know.

We’v got a few extra balls at LCA HQ which we’re sending to Jeffrey — if you have an extra ball or two in your basement or shed (whether it’s an old LCA ball or not) and want to support the cause, please call Jeffrey at 531-6377 or via email

Author: Mark

I'm a community volunteer, writer, committed family guy and professional artisan bread baker, not necessarily in that order.