LA and Santa Ana Soccer Jamborees

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Playworks schools in Santa Ana started off the year with a bang with their first ever Soccer Jamboree. Jefferson, Kennedy, and Diamond Elementary came together for Playworks’ first jamboree event in Santa Ana. The boys and girls played three games each against one another, met students from neighboring schools, and built a strong sense of healthy community between parents, students, and even a few staff members.

The afternoon was filled with a friendly competitive spirit as players anticipated the arrivals of the other schools. There were a ton of high 5s, “good jobs!”, goal kicks, corner kicks, and of course goals as the students played their hardest, ran their fastest, and gave each game 100 percent.

The bleachers were filled with families and friends. Even the principals from Kennedy and Jefferson came out to cheer the students on.

A special thanks to Kashi for helping to provide a fun-filled afternoon the students, families, and staff members are sure to remember for a long time.

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