Soccer Players Help Teammate with Eagle Scout Project

Members of the men’s soccer team work together on the field and recently, helped a teammate off the field.

Andrew Barnes ‘19 rallied his teammates together to help him complete his Eagle Scout Project.

“I have been in the Scouting program since 2007,” Barnes shared. “I then crossed-over into Boy Scouts in 2013.”

Barnes chose to do a collection drive to assist the Blue Star Mothers, which supports active military and veterans.

“I visited the local chapter’s center of operations and was told they were in need of goods in the summertime,” Barnes said.

Barnes went to his church, family, friends and Eagle soccer teammates to collect food items such as protein bars, nuts, and candy. Just like on the field, the team worked together to bring in dozens of items.

“I was incredibly grateful by the support of the team but I wasn’t all that surprised, because we have a great group of guys with equally great families,” Barnes reflected. “I am just glad that I could help a great organization change the lives of deployed troops all over the world.”

Posted August 8, 2018