Among the other contributors to FC Congo AZ are Freekicks AZ, an organization founded by University of Virginia student Connor White while he was a student at Brophy College Preparatory, and now presided over by his brother Matthew White, a current Brophy sophomore. Freekicks, a partner to WTAP for many years, has shared high-quality soccer gear (soccer balls, kits, cleats, clothing, equipment), designed logos and jerseys, and more with FC Congo AZ and our refugee community.

“I want refugees to have as many opportunities as everyone else to play soccer and integrate into our communities. Freekicks is about being part of a team, a ‘we’ attitude about helping each other and lifting each other up, on and off the field. These amazing refugees inspire me by their relentless pursuit of achieving dreams and being the best they can be. I want to help them with those dreams," said Matthew.