Haiti Leve II: Haiti's National Team vs. Harvard Men's Soccer Team
The Harvard men's soccer team will host the Haitian National soccer team in an exhibition match on Sunday, April 22 at Harvard Stadium, to benefit Partners In Health's relief efforts in Haiti. Come at 3pm for autograph signing by the Haitian National team and live music by Haitian singer-songwriter Wanito.
3pm Fan Zone
$10 admission (free for Harvard students)
Tickets can be purchased at the game or online
"We are thrilled to host our friends from Haiti for a second-straight year," said Carl Junot, the Virginia B. and James O. Welch '52 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Soccer. "...We hope that this extended weekend of games will be a large benefit to Partners In Health."
The Haitian team is traveling to New England for a five-day benefit tour, with Haiti taking on Dartmouth on Friday April 20.
The events at both Dartmouth and Harvard will raise money to support Partners In Health and its relief efforts in Haiti, which is still recovering from a catastrophic 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck on Jan. 12, 2010.
Last year's game against Haiti drew 11,513 fans to Harvard Stadium with an additional 1,900 viewers watching online in a dual-language broadcast in both English and Creole. The teams played to a 0-0 tie and decided to play an exhibition penalty kick session with the Haitians emerging victorious.
After the game, Harvard Athletics, the Friends of Harvard Soccer, and the Ted Ashford Foundation made a total donation of $16,000. Harvard also teamed with Dartmouth to cover all expenses and travel costs for the Haitian team during its trip to the United States.
|Host:||Harvard Athletics and Friends of Harvard Soccer|
Harvard Stadium (Allston, MA)
65 N Harvard St
Allston, MA 02134
|Directions:||From the north: Take I-93 south to Storrow Drive exit. Storrow Drive west for approximately five miles. Exit at Harvard Square/North Havard Street. At top of exit, turn left onto North Harvard Street. Approximately 1/4 mile on your right will be the entrance for Harvard Stadium. From the south: Take I-93 North to Storrow Drive exit. Storrow Drive west for approximately five miles. Exit at Harvard Square/North Harvard Street. At top of exit, turn left onto North Harvard Street. Approximately 1/4 mile on your right will be the entrance for Harvard Stadium. MBTA Harvard Square Stop on the Red Line. Bus 66 and 86.|