Fighting On and Off the Field

Fighting On and Off the Field Fighting On and Off the Field

Lindsay Brown and her 2010 National Champion Soccer Teammates Help Educate and Inspire Girls in Nepal.

In Nepal, millions of girls suffer in extreme poverty, deprived of even the most basic human rights. Many are abandoned, abused, or forced into child labor. University of Notre Dame women’s soccer player Lindsay Brown and her 2010 national champion teammates are doing more than just hoping for a better life for Nepali girls; they’re helping them to achieve it.

Through a series of campus fundraisers, the women’s soccer team sponsored the education of several girls at the Nepal’s Kopila Valley School. Fighting to make an even bigger impact, Lindsay traveled to Surkhet over the summer to volunteer as a teacher, as well as to establish the school’s girls soccer team.

Their efforts truly demonstrate the power of athletics to educate, to inspire, and to build community.

What Would You Fight For?

The University of Notre Dame’s award-winning “What Would You Fight For?” series, now in its seventh season, showcases the work, scholarly achievements, and global impact of Notre Dame faculty, students, and alumni. These two-minute segments, each originally aired during a home football game broadcast on NBC, highlight the University’s proud moniker, the Fighting Irish, and tell the stories of the members of the Notre Dame family who fight to bring solutions to a world in need.

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