What is your name and your home field location?
My name is Lena. We play at a number of different fields in the Northeast, including Max Myers and fields at Lincoln High School.
How did you hear about the Unity Cup?
KYW News Radio
What were your initial impressions when you heard about the Unity Cup?
I am a teacher, so I like to find common ground and unite people, and I believe that soccer has the ability to do this.
Why are you so passionate about soccer?
My family loves to play soccer.
Is there someone you identify with as the biggest influence in your community either through soccer or in some other way?
Cultural leaders are elders — elders offer wisdom.
Do you participate in other leagues and or/tournaments other than the Unity Cup? If so, which ones?
My son has been with Starfinder for a while and he has learned valuable skills and gained great experiences. Many kids come from all over the world, so he has been able to interact with many people from many cultures. He will also be a coach for one of the camps this summer.
Is there a tagline or quote that best describes your community?
Slogan: Colombia is passion. (in Spanish too). Everything they do is done with passion (there is a video about this on YouTube).
Where do you get your information /news from (e.g., news outlet, newspaper radio, etc.)?
TV Channels: Univision Channel 65, Telemundo and RCN. I watch Fox26 in the morning.
How are you promoting your team? How are you bringing the team together?
-Accion Colombia has been involved with this organization.
-Starfinder is also helping build our team for the Cup. We still have a few spots open.
-Gaining team members is simply by word of mouth and through my son’s friends.
To learn more about your team and cultural heritage, where can someone go?
-Restaurants to eat at: Fabio’s Chicken and Tierra Colombiana
-Accion Colombia also has a great dance group that travels around the northeast of the USA. This dance group teaches people about Colombian culture through dance.