On May 10th, SC United kicked off it's 2012-13 Soccer Sisters and Community Service Programs by gathering to make fleece blankets to donate to the children of CHOC Hospital and the Orangewood Children's Home.  The club teamed up with the Southern Orange County chapter of Project Linus for this unique opportunity. The day was a complete success with a grand total of 42 fleece blankets made and delivered !

Project Linus Review By Courtney Smith G15

Many people think that when you play a sport, all you do is play that sport, but I know that you can always do something more, especially if it is to help others. SC United is not here to just improve our soccer skills and play the sport we all love; it’s also about giving back to our community and helping out people who are less fortunate than us. To strengthen our club spirit and sense of family, many of our teams participate in what is called Soccer Sisters. Being a player in this club, I know firsthand how much fun it is to be able to bond and get to know other girls from younger teams and learn about them, while helping others in the process.

This past week was the official kickoff of the Soccer Sister program and we made blankets for Project Linus to give to the children at CHOC hospital. Participating in this event was a real eye-opener because as I tied each knot on the blanket, I began to really take in the entirety of what we were doing. These weren’t just pieces of fabric lying in front of me, these pieces of fabric had the potential to comfort and reassure kids for years to come. They may even have more meaning to these kids than I could ever imagine. All I knew for sure was that 42 little faces would light up as they were given a special blanket to snuggle up with when things got a little scary. And that was enough to make me feel more than grateful for being able to lend a hand in this milestone for our club.