Community outreach serves as a cornerstone of the Exact Sciences Athletes program. 

New for the 2023-24 school year, Exact Sciences entered a name, image, and likeness (NIL) arrangement with student-athletes at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to career exploration and promotional opportunities, the program encourages the eight ambassadors to give back to their community by choosing an activity or organization that aligns with their values.  

Exact Sciences Athlete Dara Andringa, a lifelong Badger and team captain of the Wisconsin women’s soccer team, wanted to find a way to combine her love for soccer with her passion for working with kids. She had previously coached several youth soccer clinics and loved the idea of hosting her own free clinic for kids in the Madison area.  

With the help of Forward Madison FC, Madison’s professional soccer team, Exact Sciences made her vision a reality.  

The clinic took place at Breese Stevens Field, home of Forward Madison FC. More than 30 kids ranging from kindergarten to seventh grade took the field as Andringa led them through a series of drills designed to hone their dribbling, passing, and shooting skills. Shortly after, players split into teams and put their abilities to the test in a short soccer match.   

For Andringa, the clinic was an opportunity to make a difference for the next class of soccer players. 

“I have a lot of pride doing these camps with not only Exact Sciences, but also the Madison community,” Andringa says. “I think it’s a cool way to connect with this younger generation and know that I’m leaving a bit of a mark on this generation.” 

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