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With Allina Health grant, Shakopee women kick off Esperanza Latina Soccer League

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[Star Tribune, July 23, 2014] Yuniba Montoya was accustomed to cheering from the sidelines as her sons played soccer. Then one day her son asked: “Why don’t you play sometime so you can see what it’s like?”

That’s all it took for Montoya and a group of fellow Latina mothers in Shakopee to move from the sidelines onto the field and start planning a league of their own. With a $4,095 grant this month from Allina Health, they’ve created the Esperanza Latina Soccer League, which recently took to the field for its first practice.

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