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.
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.