Coalition kids cheer, dance and say “thanks!”

The University of Central Florida’s Men’s Soccer team made a special impression on Coalition for the Homeless kids Saturday night during their game against Marshall. Not only did the team secure a great win in the 2-0 game, but assistant coach Mauricio Ruiz arranged for every kid to receive a free Knights patch and hot dog – the authentic soccer experience.

Rollins College Office of Community Engagement ensured that the kids would arrive in style, arranging for a Mears “Disney Cruise” bus to transport everyone across town. Even more special, the bus driver entertained the group with jokes and quirky magic tricks (even revealing a few of his secrets!) during the ride.

This group of goofy kids also did a lot more than cheer during the game. Check out their thank you video below for a look into the lives of these young soccer/dance enthusiasts.