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Luka, Niko visit schools in San Jose

Posted on 17 July 2010  - 12:00

Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar took time out from our training schedule to visit two 'Kidango' projects in San Jose on Friday.

Luka, Niko visit schools in San Jose

Luka Modric and Niko Kranjcar took time out from our training schedule to visit two 'Kidango' projects in San Jose on Friday.

The Croatian internationals hooked up with Justin Morrow and Jason Hernandez of our club partners San Jose Earthquakes to visit the Arbuckle Children's Centre and Linda Vista Child Development Centre.

The quartet paired up at both visits with Luka and Justin together and Niko and Jason.

The children split into two groups at both schools and the pairs of players gave football clinics to the kids, teaching the basic skills like passing and heading.

Both teams gave away goodies and the players signed autographs.

"It's always great to come out and meet the kids," said Niko. "You see the smiles on their faces and they appreciate seeing you.

"It was fun to have a kick around with them and to see them enjoying football. They loved it as well - there were a few decent footballers in there!"

July 16

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With over 30 years of experience, Kidango, a private, not-for-profit child development agency is a Northern California Bay Area leader in early education and support services for children and families.

Providing quality care and education in 9 Bay Area cities to over 2,500 children daily, makes them one of the largest child development agencies serving Alameda and Santa Clara Counties.

Since inception in 1979, Kidango has been firmly committed to the success and well being of each child and the family as a whole. In addition to center-based infant, toddler, preschool and school age programmes, Kidango also offers Family Child Care Home Education, Early Intervention Services to children with special needs, Mental Health Services, Head Start programs and Family Support Services to meet the diverse needs of the communities it serves.