This past summer, Provincial Assistant and Director of Apostolic Mission & Charism Chris Haug visited several of the Holy Cross ministry sites in Uganda with his son, Joshua–a varsity soccer player at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield, PA.
While at St. Joseph’s Hill Secondary School (SJHSS) in Kyarusozi, Joshua had the opportunity to play in a pickup game of soccer with some of the students, during which he noticed that many of them were playing in sandals or even barefoot. This observation stayed with him, and upon his return home, Joshua was inspired to work with his soccer team at Cardinal O’Hara and fundraised over $700 for the students at SJHSS.
The Holy Cross Mission Center matched these funds with additional donations received from benefactors, disbursing in total $3,500 USD to SJHSS for purchasing new uniforms, cleats, shoes, socks, balls, nets, and track suits for the soccer, volleyball, netball and basketball teams (pictures below).
The students at SJHSS now have access to spare uniforms and shoes, promoting good hygiene among the players. Previously, if uniforms were washed and didn’t dry well, there was no choice for the players except to continue using them depending on the schedule of play. These new uniforms provide alternatives for use, especially during busy inter-class and inter-school competition schedules.
Thank you to Joshua Haug and the Cardinal O’Hara Soccer Team for your fundraising efforts, and thank you to all our benefactors who continue to support the Holy Cross Missions!
Published: February 1, 2024
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