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    Tour of Brazil - Service Project

    June 14, 2006

    The team prepares for their whitewater rafting trip.

    A market in Sao Paulo.

    Members of the Illini team try some foreign fruit at the market in Sao Paulo.

    Mary Therese McDonnell bites into some fruit while Jessica Levitt waits for the reaction.

    Ella Masar helps paint a fence during Illinois' service project at ABBA, a ministry for street children in Sao Paulo. Masar was part of the group that helped at a home for young girls.

    Emily Zurrer (left) and Kristy Weeks joke with a boy at the ABBA home for teenage boys.

    Jessica Levitt (left) and Jessica Bayne helped paint a fence at the ABBA girls' house.

    A group of Illini paint a fence at the ABBA girls' house, including (l-r) Quinn Reynolds, Mary Therese McDonnell, Shannon McDonnell and Jessica Levitt.

    Team doctor Jarred Zimmerman (center) and assistant coach Dale Armstrong pitch in at the ABBA house along with a local man who lended a helping hand.

    Emily Zurrer on the attack during a friendly game against ABBA residents.

    Marti Desjarlais defends an ABBA youngster.

    The Illini and ABBA teams mingle after playing soccer all afternoon.

    The Illini group takes a photo with the ABBA children they played soccer with.

    Jamie Alvis plays with her food while Shannon McDonnel quietly looks on after the team played soccer with children from ABBA.

    While in Sao Paulo, the team got to watch a professional game between Palmeiras and Gremio.

    Jessica Levitt exchanges soccer balls with a member of the Jundiai team after a match.

    The Illinois team poses for a photo with members of the two teams the Illini faced in three 30-minute periods after the match.

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