On Tuesday April 28th, 2015, an estimated 150 Georgetown University students participated, volunteered, or came out to cheer on friends in the 1st annual Assists 4 Africa: SBIG Barefoot Soccer Tournament. Teams of 3-4 students played miniature 3v3 barefoot soccer games against each other on Georgetown University’s Shaw Field. Domino’s and local DC food truck “Swizzler”, which sells gourmet hot dogs, provided food for the event as well.
The tournament was spearheaded by Georgetown student Kobby Adu-Diawuo ’17, and he worked with fellow classmates Nick Ressler ’17, Ali Walton ’17, and Joshua Yaro ’17 to organize the event. When asked about the new level of SBIG awareness at Georgetown he said, “Since the tournament, my co-organizers and I haven’t gone a day without seeing at least 1 person wearing the SBIG t-shirts made for the tournament. Multiple people have approached me about how they can become further involved with the event next year, and SBIG in general. So I would say the SBIG seed has been planted at Georgetown, and will continue to blossom in the coming years.” The event raised $2,000 for Students Bridging the Information Gap, Inc.