The West Virginia University campus celebrated the Third Annual Diversity Cup Five vs. Five Coed Soccer Tournament on October 7, hosted by the College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences and in partnership with WVU Campus Recreation and the WVU Sport Management Club.
The popular event embraced the spirit of sport, friendship and inclusiveness as part of Diversity Week 2017. This year’s winning team is Club WV, coached by Brandon Wayda, WVU Engineering major.
The 2017 tournament, held on the turf fields located in front of the CPASS building and Towers on the Evansdale Campus, commemorated the life of Moses T. Lawer-Yolar.
Lawer-Yolar moved to Morgantown with his family at age 13 from Ghana, West Africa. He attended Suncrest Middle School and then Morgantown High School in Morgantown, WV, and graduated from MHS in 2015. While at MHS Lawer-Yolar played soccer all four years. In the fall of 2015, he enrolled at West Virginia University where his pursued a major in business.
Lawer-Yolar participated in the first two editions of the Diversity Cup. In 2015, His team, Gold Squad, finished third, and in 2016, they finished as the runner-up team.
Lawer-Yolar was passionate about soccer and people. He was a lively and energetic young man, always shining and beaming with smiles every moment.
He was a living ambassador of the values that inspire the Diversity Cup: happiness, inclusiveness, friendship, fair play, sportsmanship, and, of course, excellence.
The College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences dedicates the Diversity Cup trophy in his memory. Moses T. Lawer-Yolar, 1996-2017.