By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Wednesday was a special night for several children living in western Pennsylvania.READ MORE: Holiday Lights Event Returns To Kennywood
After eight weeks of work, kids in the “Open Field” program came together for a bunch of soccer matches.READ MORE: Farmers Across Pittsburgh Team Up With The Food Bank To Help Families In Need
The organizers say that the matches are a celebration of not just what the kids learned on the field but how to become leaders off of the field, too.
“We use soccer to promote leadership, life skills, and health education, so we’re learning things on the field, and taking them wherever we go,” said Justin Forzano, the founder and CEO of Open Field.MORE NEWS: Person Hit, Killed By Driver Of Vehicle In Monroeville On Route 22
Every player in the “Open Field” program is an immigrant or a refugee that is currently living in southwestern Pennsylvania.