April 4, 2024

Team sports are essential for a child’s physical and mental development. They not only offer children valuable exercise and a means to build confidence, but can also help them learn how to work as a team and follow directions. Unfortunately, not all kids get the opportunity to play on an organized sports team. That’s why Wisconsin charter school La Casa De Esperanza, is working to revitalize its intramural soccer team.  

Founded in 1966, La Casa’s mission is to “provide opportunities for full social and economic participation in society, with a specific focus on the local Hispanic population.” With support from the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America (ABFHA), La Casa is expanding the school’s intramural soccer program to students aged five and older, with regular practices and games organized throughout the week.   

With 50% of La Casa students expected to participate, the anticipated impact includes heightened physical activity levels, refinement of the fitness assessment program and the provision of constructive post-game feedback to players. 

Aside from the physical and mental benefits participating on the soccer team will provide for the students, the Foundation’s support underscores its commitment to La Casa’s overarching mission & vision within Wisconsin’s Waukesha community. 

To learn more about the American Beverage Foundation for a Healthy America, visit www.BeverageFoundation.org