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Soccer Without Borders Celebrates 5th Year in Baltimore

Fundraising gala Thursday night has "Our World Cup" theme.

By Ron Cassie | May 28, 2014, 3:05 pm

The Chatter

Soccer Without Borders Celebrates 5th Year in Baltimore

Fundraising gala Thursday night has "Our World Cup" theme.

By Ron Cassie | May 28, 2014, 3:05 pm

This is a little last minute, but we wanted to get the word out about a nonprofit we wrote about last year—Soccer Without Borders—that assists middle and high school-age refugees, asylees, and immigrants new to this country, and specifically, Baltimore. Celebrating their 5th anniversary, Soccer Without Borders-Baltimore will hold its "Our World Cup"-themed fundraising gala Thursday night at the Clyburn Arboretum's Vollmer Center from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

Overall, the organization, founded by former collegiate soccer player Jill Pardini, works with more than 50 local, transitioning students each year, and at the event, Soccer Without Borders student-athletes from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Nepal will share their remarkable stories.

Clementine Restaurant will serve World Cup-inspired food, Nelly's Echo will provide live music, and a silent auction will benefit Soccer Without Borders programming. Tickets can be purchased at www.soccerwithoutborders.org/baltimore.




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Ron Cassie is a senior editor for Baltimore, where he covers the environment, education, medicine, politics, and city life.



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