2015 Women’s World Cup champion and all-time leading goal scorer Abby Wambach took a trip to Milwaukee’s Uihlein Soccer Park, home of the Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club, this past Saturday. She was there for a fundraiser in support of the TOPSoccer and Soccer Across America programs.
Wambach led young soccer players in drills and had lunch with top fundraisers. “I’m here because of the kids,” said Wambach. “This is one of the most special and most fun things I get to do being a professional athlete.”
Wambach, who will retire next month, is looking to the next generation to pick up where she is leaving off. “I’m going to ask everyone here who their favorite player is, and I want it to be someone other than myself,” said Wambach. “It’s time for the next generation to step up.”
TOPSoccer is a training and team placement program for young athletes with disabilities. Soccer Across America is a program that is designed to introduce soccer to young people with limited access to the sport. The fundraiser raised over $20,000 for these programs.