University helps to bring smiles to the people of Newtown

Members of Quinnipiac's men's soccer team with participants at the Soccer Night in Newtown
Members of Quinnipiac's men's soccer team with participants at the "Soccer Night in Newtown"

Jan. 8, 2013 - The Quinnipiac soccer program partnered with Major League Soccer (MLS) and CFC Azul to host a special "Soccer Night in Newtown" on Jan. 7. The event was held at the Newtown Youth Academy Sports & Fitness Center in Newtown.

More than 30 members of the Quinnipiac men's and women's soccer teams participated in the event that attracted nearly 1,500 people. Participants had the opportunity to take photos with players and get autographs, play soccer games and take part in Q & A sessions.

The event featured appearances by several former and current soccer stars, including Landon Donovan, Mia Hamm, Christine Lilly, Cobi Jones, Alexi Lalas and Brian Ching.

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page.

Read the full release on the Athletics site.