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Vote for Widener Soccer Coach Brent Jacquette as MLSWorks Community MVP


Widener men's soccer coach Brent Jacquette, who has been very active in the community with Soccer for Success, has been nominated in the MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest and your vote is needed.

To cast your vote for Jacquette, please click here and then click on the Philadelphia Union's logo. Once the screen changes and Jacquette's name comes up, click "Vote Now" and then type in your name and e-mail address before clicking "submit vote."

Jacquette is the nominee of the Philadelphia Union and is going against candidates from other squads in Major League Soccer. The voting goes from July 11-25.

Also, fans will have an opportunity over a 24-hour period to vote for Jacquette via Twitter. From noon on July 24 through noon on July 25, simply go on Twitter and type "I voted for the @MLSWORKS @WellsFargo #CommunityMVP Grand Prize winner. VOTE #PhilaUnion."

If anyone is deserving of such an honor for their community service work, it is Jacquette. He has been heavily involved with Soccer for Success, a free after-school program that uses soccer as a tool to address children's health issues and juvenile delinquency while promoting healthy lifestyles in urban underserved communities. Jacquette has worked tirelessly to help promote the values of the program that stretch from physical activity, nutrition, mentorship and family engagement.

Jacquette has played a huge role getting his team involved with Friends of Jaclyn, a non-profit organization that matches children battling pediatric brain tumors with college sports teams. The squad three years ago adopted Mario Carpino and through this work, hosted Alex's Lemonade Stand to raise money for pediatric cancer.

Jacquette also founded Get Ahead Soccer, which developed youth soccer programs, camps and clinics, and organized the staff to conduct training sessions.

The winner of this contest receives a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice and an all-expenses paid trip to this year's MLS All-Star Game in Portland, Ore.

The MLS WORKS Community MVP Contest focuses on individuals who set an example as a leader in the community and use soccer as a tool to help make a positive impact on social issues, health issues and community service for a local, national or international charity or community organizations.