Just three miles apart, every year Walt Whitman High School and Bethesda Chevy Chase face off in the “Battle of Bethesda” between the two schools’ soccer teams.
This year, the girls’ soccer JV and Varsity teams channeled their passion for this rivalry into a greater goal: playing for change by raising money and awareness for Soccer Without Borders– an organization that soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success.
For the first time since 2019, the treasured soccer tradition is back: the Battle of Bethesda. This epic soccer game between the girls from Bethesda Chevy Chase HS and Walt Whitman HS is not only a battle for the coveted Bethesda Cup it also brings together the two schools to raise money and awareness for Soccer Without Borders.
Soccer Without Borders is a non-profit that uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing under-served youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. So far the both schools have worked together to raise money by hosting a car wash, dine in nights and setting up a go fund me page. The car wash alone raised nearly $2,000. This is the 9th year that both schools have worked together to raise funds for Soccer Without Borders.
Tuesday, October 12th
JV at 5:30pm followed by Varsity at 7:15pm
Whitman High School
7100 Whittier Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817
Coaches from both Bethesda Chevy Chase HS and Walt Whitman HS
Representatives from Soccer without Borders
Featured photo courtesy of Soccer Without Borders (2015 game)