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April 7, 2011

Dartmouth and Harvard Men's Soccer Teams Ready to Face Haitian National Team

Courtesy of Dartmouth Athletics Communications and Harvard Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- The Dartmouth and Harvard men’s soccer teams are set to play host to the Men’s National Team of Haiti on Friday, April 8 and Sunday, April 10 to benefit Partners in Health relief efforts in Haiti. The Haiti National Team is traveling to New England for a five-day benefit tour, taking on Dartmouth at 7 p.m. on Burnham Field on Friday before heading to Harvard for another game on Sunday, April 10 at 5 p.m.

Haiti is currently the 99th ranked team in the world out of the 202 FIFA nations.

“We are excited to participate in this event that brings the global soccer community together in support of Partners in Health and their work in Haiti,” said Dartmouth
head coach Jeff Cook. “Our men’s soccer program is honored to have the opportunity to play against Haiti’s national team and we look forward to a memorable night.”

The events at both Dartmouth and Harvard will raise money to support Partners in Health and its relief efforts in Haiti, which is still recovering from a catastrophic 7.0 M earthquake that struck on Jan. 12, 2010.

“We are thrilled to host our friends from Haiti,” said Harvard head coach Carl Junot. “Together with Partners in Health and the administration at Dartmouth, we hope that this extended weekend of games will be a large benefit to Partner’s In Health’s work in Haiti.”

Admission for the game at Dartmouth will be free, but donations will be accepted with all the proceeds going to Partners in Health. Tickets to the Harvard game for the general public will be $10, while admission for the game will be free to Harvard undergraduates, but donations will be accepted for this worthy cause with all the proceeds going to Partners in Health.

Dartmouth vs. Haiti

Harvard vs. Haiti