Saturday June 14 was not only a big day for the Costa Rica soccer team who won its first game at the 2014 Brazil World Cup, but also to 80 young soccer players who met on the Serapio Lopez Soccer Field in downtown Nosara to receive new soccer uniforms and cleats.
The donation was done by the Nosara Civic Association (NCA) and according to NCA president Alvin Rosenbaum, “A few months ago we asked several in the community how we might best help Nosara’s young people. The response was that their four teams—under 10 years old, under 12, under 15 and 17—needed uniforms. We had them made and decided to deliver them to coincide with Costa Rica’s entry game to the Soccer World Cup” (winning 3–1 over Uruguay).
The NCA invested $5.500 and the beneficiary kids are part of the Nosara Youth Soccer Program who wore their uniforms for the first time on Sunday June 15 against La Esperanza teams.
Directors of the Nosara Youth Soccer Program are Freddy Brenes, Eliecer Lopez, Juan Arrieta Castillo, Joana Beteta, Wendy Lopez, Rosaura Castillo and Jenifer Ramirez.
On their part, the young soccer players have committed to community service to earn their uniforms, already participating in one clean-up day.