The Grace College men’s soccer team is in the middle of their 48-hour run to raise funds to fight the coronavirus. Due to Grace’s campus being emptied due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all runners will participate by themselves in their hometowns. That includes many of Grace’s international players who will run all over the world, including New Zealand, Portugal, Brazil and Germany, among others. The effort has garnered media attention from around the region. Below is a portion of an article from the Chicago Tribune. (Click here to read the complete story.) Find a list of other media coverage by clicking here.
An Indiana soccer team is running 48 straight hours — in shifts — to raise funds in the fight against the coronavirus
Grace College men’s soccer coach Arron Patrick often calls on players to be at their best as a means of service and competition.
“It’s easy to be happy family when things are going well,” he said. “When things get tough in the world, that’s when we want to be at our best.”
The home page for Grace, a 2,000 enrollment private Christian college in Indiana, reads: “There’s a reason we’re named after grace. Because it calls each one of us to something higher and more hopeful.”
Patrick, who is from England, guided a team with players from 12 different countries to second place in the National Christian College Athletic Association in his first season.
They’re tying their competitive and religious spirits this week to help fight the coronavirus.
The team will run for 48 hours straight, taking individual shifts and uploading segments to the team’s Instagram account (@grace_soccer) as a fundraiser for organizations related to relief from the virus that has caused a global pandemic.
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