Street Soccer helping change lives

Street Soccer continues the fight against homelessness

October 31, 2009
By Anna Katherine Clemmons
"Sport and goodwill can be used to tackle some of the most difficult problems in society." -- Homeless World Cup founder Mel Young

Roughly 400 homeless people visit Charlotte's Urban Ministry Center each day. While waiting for lunch, laundry or a shower, they often run into Ray (last name withheld), the center's 41-year-old jack-of-all-trades. If the refrigerator breaks, Ray fixes it. If the art studio needs new wiring so the artists can listen to music, Ray sets it up. He's an accomplished ...

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