Women’s Soccer Raises Money for Children at Soccer Without Borders Game


The women’s soccer team held its annual Soccer Without Borders charity game on Sept. 27. The team faced off against NEC rival Bryant, falling 2-0 to the Bulldogs.

Soccer Without Borders is a foundation that helps empower refugees around the world who have been subjected to violence, impoverished conditions and other hardships in their home countries. 

SWB provides refugee children with a positive and safe environment to play soccer. The organization also provides players with coaching, transportation and equipment, as well as educational support.

Founded in 2006, Soccer Without Borders has expanded to 65 nations worldwide. The SFU women’s soccer program has been involved with Soccer Without Borders for six years and seeks donations from attendees at its SWB game each season.

Senior Abigail Tarosky has helped organize the Soccer Without Borders game each of the last three years.

“Not only do we spread awareness by hosting a game, but we try to get the entire team involved by posting on social media about the fundraiser,” Tarosky said. 

Sophomore Jordan Markiewicz said she appreciates what SWB does to improve the lives of refugee children, and that she also understands the value of her sport as well.

“Growing up playing soccer, I have realized that it is so much more than just a game and this organization sees that too,” said Markiewicz. 

“This organization sees how the game can aid in life skills and making a better world for people living really tough lives.”