There were a couple nice articles in New York area papers about how soccer is making life better for people. Here are the links:
In New York, a Soccer Team That Is Homeless but Not Defeated
(New York Times 5/3/09)
Shelter residents embrace a sense of purpose through the team, the newest in a nationwide league for the homeless.
Yorktown soccer club helps special-needs kids
(The Journal News 5/3/09)
YORKTOWN - Special-needs children from Manhattan traveled to the town community center yesterday to get some pointers from the Yorktown Youth Soccer Club.