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BTN LiveBIG: Hawks4Haiti bringing soccer, relief to kids

In January 2013, Allie Adam, a senior on the University of Iowa women’s soccer team, traveled to Haiti with a teammate on a weeklong mission trip with Community Health Initiative (CHI), an organization dedicated to providing medical care to rural communities in that country and also addressing broader health issues. Adam returned inspired with an idea. While in Haiti, Adam had the opportunity to play pickup soccer with some local young people. What started as a casual match became an unexpectedly passionate battle between two talented teams. “It was barefoot — and it was probably one of the most competitive