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SKC players visit Give Kids the World Village

24 February 3:19 pm

SKC players visit Give Kids the World Village

By Brandi Thomas

With the start of the 2014 season less than two weeks away, Sporting Kansas City is immersed in their preseason schedule including training and participating in the Walt Disney World Pro Soccer Classic. Even with their jam-packed schedule, the team set aside some time on Sunday to give back to the local community. Sporting KC players and The Victory Project teamed up with USL PRO affiliate Orlando City SC to visit the special kids staying at the Give Kids the World Village located in nearby Kissimmee, Florida.
 
Players -- including Dom Dwyer, C.J. Sapong, Christian Duke, Oriol Rosell, Aurelien Collin and Seth Sinovic -- participated in the Village’s “Candyland” theme night and spent time playing games, eating cotton candy and riding the carousel with kids and their families. The Give Kids the World Village is a 70-acre, non-profit “story book” resort, where children with life-threatening illnesses and their families are treated to weeklong, cost-free fantasy vacations.
 
“We are just here to try and amplify the smiles and amplify the love - so far so good,” said Sapong.
 
The Victory Project, Sporting KC’s foundation, has a mission to help children thrive through challenges and was founded in 2013.  For more information please visit VictoryKC.org or follow us on Twitter.