Last year, UDA NMSU collaborated with the NMSU Office for Student Success to create a developmental youth soccer program to expand their recreation portfolio within the state of New Mexico.
As part of that collaboration, UDA has started a community outreach program in Sisbarro Park.
"UDA has brought 35 students to NMSU who wouldn’t have otherwise been here. They are contributing to our “Aggie Life” and offering local soccer games with semi-pro teams," stated Derek Dictson, Vice President of Advancement and President of Advancement at the NMSU Foundation.
"As part of our Local, State and Regional Outreach we hosted the New Mexico Youth Soccer Association (NMYSA) in Las Cruces for one of their Regional Olympic Development Program Identification Camps that also took place at Sisbarro Park. The event was a big success, and [NMYSA] appreciated the opportunity to be on campus on a good playing surface," continued Dictson.
"This has been a wonderful collaboration ... thank you again for all that you do for NMSU and Las Cruces!" Dictson remarked.
We look forward to our continued relationships with the Las Cruces community and the NMSU as we expand the local soccer opportunities available.