Riley Excessive Faculty soccer gamers flock to youngsters at neighborhood occasions

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WNDU) – The Riley High School soccer team spent Thursday night engaging with children at a neighborhood event hosted by Living Stones Church.

The players read books, blown bubbles and played with the children.

“It feels great to be honest. I was in that position as a little kid and looked up to soccer players, and now that I’m the soccer player they look up to, it feels pretty good, ”said Brandon Wirth, Riley High School football player.

The St. Joseph County Public Library was also in attendance to promote its summer reading program.

“The neighborhood is important to us and we want to be in the neighborhood, not just behind our doors … We just wanted to give our children the opportunity to go out of the house and get in touch with other neighbors. Meet someone you may never have met before and hopefully build relationships … Amazing things are happening in our neighborhoods around us and let’s celebrate. Let’s give the children local role models to look up to, ”said Angie Medors, ministry director for Living Stones Church.

The Church plans to host additional events this summer.

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