Project Effort at UNCG conducting free sports camp for refugee children

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- This week, Project Effort at UNCG has been conducting a free sports camp for refugee children and underserved youth from across the Piedmont.

The camp has been held this week at the Smith Soccer Complex. On Wednesday, camp officials will give away donated cleats, shoes, clothes and soccer balls to over 100 kids from the community. The camp is free for all kids and is funded by donations.

The camp is run with the help of over 20 high school students that are part of Project Effort's Youth Leadership Corps. Students run various sports stations for elementary and middle school children.

NC Youth Soccer Association staff also volunteer at the camp.

Project Effort is centered around its elementary and middle school sports clubs. In addition, "veteran" high school participants become members of the Youth Leader Corps.

Project Effort is a collaboration between the Kinesiology Department at UNCG and Guilford County Schools, Glenhaven Community Center, Center for New North Carolinians, Greensboro Parks and Recreation, Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club, Guilford Interfaith Hospitality Network and Avalon Trace Community Center.