Adventure Life was a contributing sponsor of $1,000 to Soft Landing Missoula's third annual World Refugee Day Community Celebration and Soccer Tournament. Held at Fort Missoula, the event got lucky this year with sunny, clear skies - a perfect day for the community to come together and celebrate Missoula's embrace of refugees. Soft Landing, in partnership with the International Rescue Committee, has helped to resettle more than 45 families in Missoula, or around 100 refugees each year. The soccer tournament aspect of the event began not only as a fundraiser (with a registration fee) but also as a way to bring community members together, including resettled refugees and other locals. Over 80 Missoulians sweated it out on the fields together on World Refugee Day, celebrating the opportunity to break down cultural barriers and support each other (with a little healthy competition thrown in). The event also wrapped up with a barbecue dinner, alongside traditional dishes prepared by some of Missoula's refugee families, and a performance from the local Congolese Choir.
Photos by David Clumpner, Courtesy of Soft Landing Missoula