Wingate University holds Soccer for Charity for UNICEF

Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University Soccer and International Club will hold Soccer for Charity on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30 p.m. at the Wingate University soccer field. Faculty and students will compete in a game. The community is invited to attend. The funds raised will go to UNICEF, The United Nations Children's Fund. Concessions, raffles and an opportunity to participate in halftime games are part of the plans for the event.

Service learning is an integral component of the students’ education at the University. Students volunteer with Habitat for Humanity, Carolina Equine Rescue and Assistance, Turning Point and participate in alternative spring breaks helping others.

"This is the second annual Soccer for Charity," said Junior Nyemb, graduate assistant for International Studies and event organizer. "The International Club is passionate about UNICEF and the opportunity to support children with help from the community."
Donations of any amount are welcome. Questions can be directed to Junior Nyemb at To contribute online, visit

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 6th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves nearly 2,700 students on three campuses in Wingate, Matthews and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past six years. For more information, go to