From coach Christopher Fisher – Hawaii Pacific University Men’s Soccer team:
Our Hawaii Pacific University Men’s Soccer was invited by Mike Mitchell to stay at his Santa Cruz Mountain retreat. It was an excellent idea considering we have a team made up of individuals from 9 countries and 8 states. Soccer brought us together and now it was time to invest in each other, and get to know one another.
The invaluable experience united and inspired our team. Players collaborated in preparing meals, sang songs around the campfire, and shared personal journeys. Our different cultures aligned to where our values became congruent with the goals our team was trying to achieve. It is incredible to see strangers from across the globe become lifelong friends. This is encouraged and facilitated by Mike Mitchell and Project Play.