Recent Wyomissing High School graduate, Simon Wang, has created a soccer fundraiser designed to raise money for Helping Harvest Food Bank.
The Berks Jungle-A-Thon 2020 challenges local youth to raise funds by juggling a soccer ball and procuring individual sponsors for this socially distant event.
The fundraiser which will be held on July 4 in backyards across Berks county combines Simon’s love of soccer with the desire to help those negatively affected by the ongoing pandemic.
“After listening to my mother, a pediatrician who works with kids in the City of Reading, I realized the gravity of the situation…She explained how worried she was for her patients who rely on their schools to give them a safe place and two solid meals a day.“ Wang said.
Wang is a lifelong soccer player and community volunteer who will attend Ithaca College in the fall and play soccer there. Wang continued, “Berks Juggle-A-Thon is an opportunity for me to share what I love with people across the county, all for a great cause.”
Simon is being supported in his efforts by Youth Volunteer Corps of Reading, a program that engages youth age 11 to 18 in service to their community. The goal is to raise $2000 to aid Helping Harvest Food Bank serve those in need this summer.
For information on how to get involved or to sponsor a juggler, visit www.voiceupberks.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org,