Sun, Jun. 3, 2012 - [Men's Soccer]
The University of the Cumberlands (UC) Men's Soccer program is one of high class and character. Whatever the case may be, Head Coach Brenton Benware, his staff, and players have always been willing to lend a helping hand to those in need. Earlier this year, the Patriot soccer program helped with tornado cleanup in the East Bernstadt area. Now, they are taking their willingness to help to an international level.
The Patriots recently donated two sets of adult uniforms to a boy's soccer league in Nairobi, Kenya, the hometown of Patriot soccer star Cedric Muteshi. The UC Team Captain, Muteshi was on a trip back home to Nairobi when he delivered the goods which also included soccer balls and cleats. He along with his brother Boni handed out 26 pairs of cleats, numerous jerseys and soccer shirts, and 12 soccer balls to be used by the young men. The appreciation from the boys and young men was astounding.
Bonivenger Muteshi, Cedric's brother, posted this quote with his email outpouring his support for this project. "On this team, we fight for that inch. On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us, to pieces for that inch. We claw, with our fingernails, for that inch. Cause we know, when we add up all those inches, that's going to make the difference between winning and losing. Between living and dying."
When asked about the donation project, Coach Benware said, "I'm proud of our guys for the way they want to take care of other people. Cedric, our team captain, has exhibited such great leadership while at UC. His heart towards offering these jerseys to some people in need is just another example of that quality leadership and how so many of our guys are looking to help out others. It just makes me proud and anxious to see how these guys continue to serve in the years to come."
For more information on the Patriot Men's Soccer program along with other Patriot athletics, please visit www.cumberlandspatriots.com.