Merrill Gardens residents received a treat this Easter, as members of Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders paid a visit. David Estrada, Patrick Ianni, Roger Levesque and Taylor Graham visited the community to celebrate Easter with the residents as part of the United We Serve campaign.
A large part of the Merrill Gardens experience is active living. But residents admitted that hanging out with professional soccer players exceeded the normal pace of a weekend in the community.
Players taught residents the finer points of the game, even to super beginners.
“The two ladies I was working with, had never touched a soccer ball before,” said Roger Levesque. “But they were scoring goals. I mean, it was kind of impressive.”
In addition to the training, all of the players decorated cookies, played soccer, and chatted with the residents.
“We love being involved in the community, so it was so exciting to have the Sounders come,”added Shawna Dazey, Merrill Gardens Active Living Director.
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