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Wyomissing Graduate Launches Juggle-A-Thon to Raise Money for Food Bank

By Voice Up Berks

Jun 22, 2020
VOiCEup Berks

18 year-old soccer player and community volunteer hopes to inspire youth to raise $2000 to help the hungry

Recent Wyomissing High School graduate, Simon Wang, has created a soccer fundraiser designed to raise money for Helping Harvest Food Bank. The Berks Juggle-A-Thon 2020 challenges local youth to raise funds by juggling a soccer ball and procuring individual sponsors for this socially distant event. The fundraiser which will be held on July 4 in backyards across Berks county combines Simon’s love of soccer with the desire to help those negatively affected by the ongoing pandemic.

 “After listening to my mother, a pediatrician who works with kids in the city of Reading, I realized the gravity of the situation…She explained how worried she was for her patients who rely on their schools to give them a safe place and two solid meals a day.“ Wang said.

 Wang is a lifelong soccer player and community volunteer who will attend Ithaca College in the fall and play soccer there. Wang continued, “Berks Juggle-A-Thon is an opportunity for me to share what I love with people across the county, all for a great cause.”

 Simon is being supported in his efforts by Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading, a program that engages youth age 11 to 18 in service to their community. The goal is to raise $2000 to aid Helping Harvest Food Bank serve those in need this summer.

 For information on how to get involved or to sponsor a juggler, visit www.voiceupberks.org or email [email protected],

 VOiCEup Berks, a fund of Berks County Community Foundation and an affiliate of Youth Volunteer Corps, is a local organization dedicated to connecting all sectors of Berks County to volunteer opportunities through service learning. As an affiliate of Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC), VOiCEup engages youth ages 11-18 in meaningful community service through Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading.

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