The Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.

Eric Tetler began working for Windfield Alloy, Inc., a metals and electronics recycler and precious metals refiner, in 1994. Now the company’s president, he spearheaded its move to Atkinson, New Hampshire, initiated its expansion to include non-ferrous recycling and electronics recycling, and nurtured its growth from 6 to more than 60 employees. Outside of work, Eric Tetler enjoys a wide range of recreational and leisure activities and enthusiastically supports several local youth sports organizations, especially the Inti Soccer Academy of Manchester, Ltd.

Established in 2009, the Inti Soccer Academy provides a rigorous program of soccer training and competition to the underprivileged children of Manchester, New Hampshire. The daily program is open to children between the ages of 6 and 14, and the two summer soccer camps are open to those ages 5 to 17. The children are very diverse with respect to ethnicity and nationality, and the academy has never turned a child away.

Soccer is an easy sport to embrace because it’s universally understood worldwide. Many of the academy’s children first encountered soccer in their native lands, before they emigrated or fled to America. Economically disadvantaged, they’re vulnerable to a range of problems, especially substance abuse, violence, and gang and criminal activity. By filling an important gap in their lives between school and home, the academy helps them avoid some of the threats found in Manchester’s streets.

Unlike many other youth sports organizations, Inti doesn’t charge any fees. Its facilities are located near the neighborhoods where most of its children live, cutting down on the need for transportation, and it enjoys the financial support of numerous individual and corporate sponsors, as well as volunteer help from countless individuals. A tax-exempt public charity under IRS Code 501(c)3, the academy is strong and financially sound. More information on Inti’s programs and activities is available on the group’s website at http://www.intiacademy.org.

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