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Babson Soccer Teams Score Big at Walk MS Boston

By Eileen Curran, National MS Society Media

Babson College soccer players are used to making connections on the field between their feet and the ball, but this weekend they were making connections of a different kind, in the fight against multiple sclerosis.

“We have a number of connections (to MS),” said Coach Jon Anderson of the men’s team.

Anderson and about a dozen of his players rose early on Sunday morning to walk 3.5 miles in the annual Walk MS Boston, presented by Biogen Idec.  “I’m very pleased.  Getting them up on a Sunday morning with no complaining…,” he laughed.

The coach and his team started participating in the walk after learning Babson alumnus and former soccer player, Liam Kennedy, had been diagnosed with the disease. This year they raised nearly $10,000.

“It feels good to raise money for a good cause,” said team member Peter Van Noppen.  “It’s a beautiful day out, who doesn’t want to walk a few miles for a good cause.”

Coach Anderson said this experience also teaches the team a very important life lesson. “They are starting to realize how much good as a team they can do.”

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