A California-based charity organisation in the USA, High Level Sports Academy (HLSA), is set to present items to three underprivileged establishmentsin Ghana, next month.
The institutions are the Street Academy, Osu Children’s Home and the Methodist Rehabilitation Centre in Accra.
The three beneficiaries are expected to converge at a venue yet to be decidedon October 15 from 9.am to 4pm where the children would be entertained ahead of the presentation.
According to the HLSA founder and CEO, Mr George Lamptey, the Saturday October 15 event will be the third time such presentation would be taking place.
“We had the first two events in 2018 and 2019 and should have had the third one in 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the process,” he told the Times Sports yesterday.
He said it was always a joy putting smiles on the faces of the disadvantaged in society.
Mr Lamptey, now 69, campaigned in the North American Soccer League (NASL) in the 1970s where he played against the Brazilian Pelé (Edson Arantes do Nascimento), who featured for the New York Cosmos.
The formidable sweeper, who played prominently for the Chicago Sting, was a member of Ghana’s 1972 Olympic team in Munich, Germany.
The author of ‘The Ten Bridges to Professional Soccer’ has been resident in the San Francisco Bay Area for 25 years and a high-up part of the soccer community on many levels.
Among many others, Mr Lamptey is a US Soccer Federation-licensed coach as well as youth and adult trainer.
BY JOHN VIGAH
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