Soccer star Tim Howard, the goalkeeper who led America’s team to the final 16 in this year’s World Cup soccer tournament in Brazil, will now head a new leadership academy started by the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome (NJCTS).
Howard, a North Brunswick, New Jersey native and World Cup record-holder for most saves in one game who has Tourette Syndrome, will be behind and give his name to the program, which will provide guidance and mentorship to others who have Tourette Syndrome and other challenges.
The inaugural leadership program, named the Tim Howard NJCTS Leadership Academy, will officially begin on August 1.
“We are overjoyed to have Tim Howard by our side to start our leadership program,” said Faith Rice, executive director of the New Jersey Center for Tourette Syndrome, which is based in Somerville. “Tim is an inspiration to many, especially to people in our community.”