The Windward Soccer Club Volcanoes do more than kick around a ball: The players have just completed two weekends kick-starting Kailua into a cleaner, healthier place to live.

“To fulfill our commitment for the grant from the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, we had to give back to the community,” explained Karen Igarashi, the club’s chief fundraiser and soccer mom.“The children decided on what they wanted to do.”

The $5,000 grant, the foundation’s first-ever award from its Windward Youth Activities Fund, goes toward the HYSA club’s soccer training equipment for 10 teams of 140 players, ranging in age from 6 to 13.