Kids' Soccer Tournament!

While many, many months have passed since our kids’ soccer tournament, it’s time for me to post the pictures!  Every few months, our organization hosts special events for our students, such as field trips, movie nights, game nights, and tournaments.  The first event I was able to attend was the soccer tournament in August.  Though soccer is not my favorite sport (I clearly did not grow up in Peru!), the tournament brought together lots of kids from three of the four different “zones” we work in.  It was so wonderful to see all these lovely kids competing against each other, and we even had an all-girls team this year!

Since we had so many parents and volunteers around the “canchita,” or cement soccer field where the tournament took place, I felt comfortable breaking out my DSLR for some shots of the kids.  I also handed over my point-and-shoot to the kids so they could document the festivities from their perspectives.  In some moments of serious trust, I let some of the girls handle my SLR to get some pictures as well.  I highly suggest letting kids take pictures, they have great eyes! 🙂

This event was the one that made me feel bonded with our students.  I really felt the love for all of our little competitors.  Enjoy the pictures of the action and see the beautiful faces of our kids!

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Kennedy, Jhustin, and Luis, three buddies from Zone Z

Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament
Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament

Jhim and James, great friends; Eduardo, my former private tutoring student

Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament
Action shot!! – Zone D girls vs. Zone S, and Zone S vs. Zone Z

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More action shots – Jhim running wild, Alvaro protecting the goal!

Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament
Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament

Views of the spectators from the goal!

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Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament
Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament
Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament
Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament

Some of the shots captured by the kids!

Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament
The kids running around with my camera

Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament

Group shot! All the lovely kids together with the volunteers! 🙂

Scenes from LLI's Soccer Tournament
One of my favorite shots of Alvaro!

As you can see, the kids we work with are adorable and full of so much energy!  It was great to be able to capture so many shots of them…I love taking pictures of kids!

I’ll keep the photos coming as I catch up on my adventures!

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