MANCHESTER, NH - The Saint Michael's College and Saint Anselm College men's soccer teams begin a new tradition on Saturday, playing their inaugural Community Cup game and donating money to charity through the event. The Northeast-10 Conference counterparts met at Grappone Stadium in Manchester, N.H., at 1 p.m on Saturday September 9th.
With the contest in Manchester, Saint Anselm has chosen Inti Academy, which serves underprivileged youths in that city through soccer, as this year's beneficiary. Both programs will donate $500 while raising awareness of the charity in hopes that fans and friends will join the effort.
According to Saint Michael's head coach Wade Jean, who helped develop the initiative, the goal is to encourage, support and teach the student-athletes the values of serving their community with the hopes of positively impacting the lives of those around them. The Community Cup will take place each season during the teams' non-conference meeting, with the home team choosing the local charity, and he encourages other NE10 teams to consider a similar effort.