Reds legends Ian Rush and Robbie Fowler joined LFC’s charity, Liverpool FC Foundation, on a visit to a summer camp in Boston on Monday.
The Club Ambassadors were on hand to help coaches from the Foundation deliver a series of football coaching sessions to 400 local children at Camp Harbor View.
This is a return visit for Liverpool FC Foundation, who originally visited the camp in 2012 as part of the Club’s 2012 pre-season tour of North America.
Camp Harbor View, which has been operating for seven years, offers children aged 11-14 living in Boston’s at-risk neighbourhoods the opportunity to leave the city during the day and participate in a four-week summer camp programme.
The coaching sessions are part of the Foundations’ International Programme, which provides unique opportunities to a diverse range of individuals and community groups across the world. With support from Global partners the programme aims to establish a legacy in every country it visits by providing professional coaching clinics and educational workshops.
Once again the sessions were a big success with campers eager to learn how to play ‘The Liverpool Way.’
The Club’s mascot, Mighty Red joined in with the fun alongside Foundation trustee Linda Pizzuti Henry.
Mark Haig, Head of Operations at Liverpool FC Foundation said “The Foundation is proud to support Camp Harbor View, which is a fantastic facility that delivers great initiatives for local young people in Boston.
“Their ethos mirrors ours and I hope that we will work together again in the near future.”
Cara Gould, Camp Director, added: “The kids think they are so special because this amazing team that is world renowned came to spend time with them. It’s fabulous.
“The kids come here and we try to expose them to new opportunities. Some things are a hard sell. But when you bring Liverpool out, everyone is like: ‘OK, I’ll try soccer today’.
“Some of the kids find that they actually love it, that they are better at it than they thought or the coaches teach them some skills they didn’t know they had. All of a sudden, it’s a new opportunity that they may end up pursuing.”