Indiana’s own Olympic gold Medalist, Lauren Cheney, was back home again assisting in a youth soccer clinic for Exact Target employees’ at Kuntz Stadium. Indiana Soccer Director of Education Steve Franklin, along with Cheney, provided area youths with the opportunity to interact and be trained by one of U.S. Soccer’s Women’s National Team members. Indiana Soccer partnered with Exact Target to offer a special night to its employees’ children where they had the opportunity to interact with the most recognized female soccer players in Indiana history. Cheney recently returned from London where she earned her second Olympic gold medal as a starter for the US Women’s National Team.
More than 50 enthusiastic children participated in activities, games as well as a Q&A session with the participants where they asked her several questions about her personal and professional life. Cheney then provided each guest the opportunity to pose for pictures with her along with her Gold medal (with kids actually getting to try it on), as well as receive autographs.
At the conclusion of the event, Lauren Cheney wanted to leave a short message to all members of the Indiana Soccer Association - hoping it inspired them to continue working on their soccer careers.