News Share this March 18, 2014Roberts Athletes Coach Soccer Camp in El SalvadorCanandaigua grad Corbett coaches soccer in El Salvador by Dan Goldman Mar. 16, 2014 @ 2:00 am Some college students use winter break to relax at home or take a vacation. Canandaigua Academy graduate Jackie Corbett spent her break giving back, by going on a mission trip to San Salvador, El Salvador. Corbett went with members of the Roberts Wesleyan College women's and men's soccer teams from Feb. 18 to 25. During the trip, the Roberts Wesleyan group coached a soccer camp for children between the ages of 5 and 18. Players led children through drills and games and connected with them through their mutual love for soccer. Interacting with the children was Corbett's favorite part of the trip. “They were genuinely happy to see us and showed us so much love,” the former Braves star said. “Even though we didn't speak the same language, I felt such a strong connection to them. Something I learned from interacting with the children and other people in El Salvador was that people who seemingly have so ‘little' have so much love and faith. They were happy, smiling, and life seemed very simple there.” The Roberts Wesleyan group also watched a local soccer match and played a game against the Salvadorans alongside the team they coached at the camp. The trip included more than just soccer. Corbett and her classmates volunteered at a medical clinic, working with patients and passing out flyers to spread word about the clinic. Roberts Wesleyan students also led parties for children of the area, where they presented skits and shared testimonies and bible stories. They walked from home to home to share food baskets and talk with families. The group also helped with work around the community, such as painting. Corbett excelled in soccer and basketball for Canandaigua and played for the late Bob Dedrick. She said her former coach remains a constant motivator to work harder, get out of her comfort zone and look to help others. “The ‘Good Deeds' slogan was on my mind when I was in El Salvador,” Corbett said. “I was trying my best to spread love and energy to the kids, just like he would have.” Click Here for Full Story For more news articles, you can take a look at our archive.