As 9-year-old Madison Kennedy dribbled the soccer ball up and down the field on Wednesday, trying not to get it stolen from the defense in a game of cat and mouse, she wasn't thinking about the impact she and her fellow campers were making almost 8,000 miles away.
Kennedy was simply working on her footwork, dribbling and defense, all while keeping an eye out for the Utopia Frozen Yogurt truck to pull into the Ellensburg High School parking lot.
Though most of the 55 campers may not have realized it, they — or more realistically, their parents — were helping Blaise Dondji's village in Cameroon.
Dondji moved to Ellensburg from Connecticut in 2008 to become a biology professor at Central Washington University. He also helps coach Ellensburg’s U11 girls soccer team, the Midnight Fighters.
Read more of this story in the Daily Record here.
Story by Danny Schmidt, photo by Brian Myrick
Mitigating and responding to cybersecurity attacks will be the focus of Central Washington UniversitCWU Prepares For The Great Washington ShakeOut October 15
What would you do if an earthquake happened right now? Would you know what three immediate actions yJustice Mary Yu To Speak At CWU Latino/Latina Welcome Reception On October 12
Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will be the featured speaker at a special reception from 5: