NOTRE DAME, Ind. — The University of Notre Dame women’s soccer team will hold its seventh annual SEGway game against Miami (Fla.) at 7 p.m. on Thursday at Alumni Stadium.
Former Irish soccer player Lindsay Brown (’12) founded the SEGway Project, which stands for “Soccer Empowering Girls Worldwide & You.” The Segway Project is a nonprofit organization that uses soccer to empower girls in the developing world, helping them achieve their potential both on and off the field.
Brown founded the SEGway Project after a 2011 trip to Surkhet, Nepal, to visit the girls of the Kopila Valley School. After witnessing the transformative role of soccer in the lives of the girls, Brown set out to change the taboos surrounding girls playing sports in the region to show their power to teach girls to be competitive, to gain self-confidence and to acquire the life skills to be leaders. Donations to Segway supports a girl’s soccer fees (at Kopila Valley in Nepal) for the school year (i.e., cost of jersey, cleats, soccer ball/equipment, transportation to/from games, game day meal if game is on weekend).
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