Last week, 66 Avenues student-athletes in soccer, volleyball, futsal, and basketball teams participated in the Nosso Recanto Friendship Festival.
It was a truly international event with five schools from Brazil and four from Paraguay. The Brazilian schools included Our Lady of Mercy (Rio de Janeiro), Escola ProvÍncia (Porto Alegre), Sant’Anna International School (Vinhedo), Escola Americana do Recife. Schools from Paraguay were Colégio de la Asunción, American School of Asunción, Pan American International School and Liberty School.
As a Friendship Festival, the emphasis is on participation and skill-building through ample playing time. However, competitive games were played to win! As the athletic director, I was very proud of our athletes’ accomplishments and especially of their behavior on and off the court.
We have already confirmed our participation in the Friendship Tournament for basketball and soccer teams from October 27 to November 2. We are looking forward to building great teams through commitment, sportsmanship, strong academic standing and our values of welcome, safety and respect.
Last week, 66 Avenues student-athletes in soccer, volleyball, futsal, and basketball teams participated in a truly international Friendship Festival. Playing against nine international schools from Brazil and Paraguay, our athletes had a fantastic time building their new teams through friendly competition.