Published Date 12/6/12 8:56 AM
USA U-15 PREMIER GIRLS SOCCER TEAM CONTINUES TO DISPLAY THE TRUE MEANING OF CHRISTMAS!
In 2009, USA teammate Jessica Valletta watched a television commercial regarding the Salt Lake City Mission. Moved by what she saw, she turned to her mom and said “what can I do?”
She contacted the Mission and learned about the Angel Tree Program. The Angel Tree Program is designed to help families who are financially struggling provide a nice Christmas for their children. The Mission gave her a list of children, their ages and wishes. That was all it took…The Premier Team was on board!
Three years later, this remarkable team continues to go above and beyond to provide happiness to others. With their busy schedules that include school and soccer, these young ladies shop for the perfect gifts, wrap them and (here is the most amazing part)….do NOT take the credit. They write on the gift tag “TO” and the child’s name. “FROM” is left to the parents…either from them (the parents) or Santa.
These wonderful young ladies are Lexi Absey, Ambree Bennett, Kierra Cable, Kaedyn Crabtree, Emily Crawford, Megan Daugherty, Kathryn Jones, Mackenzie Madrid, Analiz Morelos, Kaelin Morphis, Emily Pascua, Alex Sanchez, Anesa Sasavarevic, Sam Taylor and Jessica Valletta.