Loyola Chicago raising money for Peru trip


Every off-season, typically during spring break or over the summer, several Division 1 soccer programs go abroad to train, travel and play friendlies against foreign clubs.

This year, one of those programs will be Loyola Chicago, which is currently raising $15,000 for a trip to Peru.

In addition to soccer, the trip will include a history and culture of Peru course, travel and community service, according to a fundraising appeal on the university website:

“Not only will our student-athletes tour cultural sites and play soccer in Peru, we’ll be participating in a number of service activities throughout the week. We hope to focus our service with the Martin Luther King Association at El Agustino, where former gang members are working to rejoin their communities and workforce thanks in large part to the rehabilitation efforts through soccer.”

The Ramblers went 10-4-5 in 2015, but were knocked out of the Missouri Valley Conference semifinals on penalty kicks after a scoreless draw with SIU Edwardsville.

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