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Tucson coaching great Jeff Scurran goes to Agua Prieta -again- to help needy kids in Mexico

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**Update** - Hundreds more dollars have been raised since the airing of the 1st story.  Coach Jeff Scurran made another trip to Agua Prieta to deliver the funds, and also gave out sports equipment to a needy softball team in the border town's "Barrio Ladrillera" (on Father's Day, 2018) .  News 4 Tucson at 10 p.m. includes another story in Paul Cicala's sportscast as we head south of the border again for this piece on international sports goodwill.  

Tucson-area football coaching great Jeff Scurran recently delivered new uniforms and a $2,000 check to a group of 5 & 6-year-old soccer players from Agua Prieta, Sonora (a border town directly south of Douglas, Arizona). It's an emotional story of international goodwill and border-area fellowship.  News 4 Tucson's Paul Cicala shadowed Coach Scurran in Mexico to bring you this special report. Here's more as-seen-on KVOA sportscast: 

The proud head football coach at Catalina Foothills High School described it on the Go-Fund-Me-Account he created: "The Agua Prieta, Sonora 5-6 year old soccer team, a team that has no uniforms or supplies, shocked the Mexican Junior world by winning the Sonoran title," said Scurran on the Go-Fund-Me-Page, "I have helped these kids and their parent-coaches in the past with shoes, soccer balls, and supplies, but now they have a huge mountain to climb. They must acquire uniforms, shin guards, balls, and somehow fund a bus trip to Mexico City in August to fulfill their dream and compete for the National Title. However, this is community short on resources, but big on heart and ambition for their children. They are also some of the nicest folks I’ve ever volunteered to help. Please find a way to support my efforts to help these children realize their dream.

If you'd like to help, here's a link to the "Go Fund Me Page".

The needs of these borderland youngsters was brought to the attention of Coach Scurran through the non-profit organization "Ponte En Sus Zapatos" (which in English means "Put Yourself In Their Shoes").

In a facebook post, Jeff Scurran wrote: "Please help if you’re able. We’re half way towards getting these wonderful children to Mexico City and their shot at the National Championship Tournament. The NEW uniforms were a hit thanks to my former Pima College QB, Max Schug and BSN Sports. Go to my Facebook page and enjoy the pictures. Once the hugging started, there wasn’t a dry eye on the field. But I NEED your help."

While in Agua Prieta, Coach Scurran also led a coaches clinic.  Costs of the clinic were picked up by a former player under Coach Scurran (Garret Abeyta, of Abeyta Painting in Tucson). 

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