Men's Soccer Signs Charlie Peary as Team IMPACT Player

team photo with team impact player

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - The Harvard men's soccer team officially welcomed its newest team member, 8-year-old Charlie Peary, today (Dec. 4) in a signing day ceremony on campus. Charlie is a member of Team IMPACT, a program that pairs children with chronic illnesses with college sports teams. Charlie was joined by many family and friends as he received his Harvard jersey and signed his letter of intent. 

Team IMPACT is a national nonprofit headquartered in Boston, MA that connects children facing serious or chronic illnesses with college athletic teams, forming lifelong bonds and life-changing outcomes. Since 2011, Team IMPACT has matched more than 1,900 children with more than 600 colleges and universities in 48 states, reaching over 55,000 participating student athletes. The child joins the athletic team and the student athletes join the child's support team. Throughout the journey, the child gains strength, camaraderie and support while the student athletes experience lessons of courage, resiliency and perspective they can't learn in a classroom.