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August 2015 Newsletter

by Krista Washington | August 31, 2015





IN THE KNOW: AUGUST 2015
We've had a busy month with new grants awarded, campaigns, events, and more!
 
7 Grants Awarded in 5 States
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August 2015 All-Star: Kwik Goal

by Kelly Clemens | August 31, 2015

Kwik Goal was founded over 30 years ago on the revolutionary concept of providing transportable goals for coaches at all age levels. Since that time, Kwik Goal has continued to focus on helping coaches and soccer programs create safe and dynamic learni...

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August 18, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS $189,812 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER IN FIVE STATES NATIONWIDE

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 7 grants totaling $189,812 to non-profit organizations serving youth in under-resourced communities in California, Florida, Missouri, Michigan and New York. Read More

July 28, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

CHIPOTLE AND MLS WORKS TO DONATE $20,000 TO SOCCER FOR SUCCESS AS PART OF CHIPOTLE MLS HOMEGROWN GAME

Denver, July 13, 2015 – As an extension of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s commitment to support the game of youth soccer, the company has partnered with Soccer for Success as the official beneficiary of the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game. Together with MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, the two organizations will donate $20,000 to Soccer for Success. The donation will be presented at the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game held on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. MT at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. Read More

July 27, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

MLS WORKS, ADIDAS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY TO CELEBRATE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER'S 20TH SEASON BY TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

NEW YORK (July 27, 2015) – In celebration of Major League Soccer’s 20th season, MLS WORKS, adidas, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and Southern New Hampshire University announced a partnership to build 20 mini-pitches in underserved communities in coordination with each of the 20 MLS clubs. Through this initiative, each organization seeks to bring the game of soccer to children who wouldn’t otherwise have the resources or the space to play and therefore receive the sport’s health and social benefits. Read More

June 23, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION APPOINTS PETER B. LUTHER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced that Peter B. Luther, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Innovations Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Luther joins a board comprised of business and sports luminaries from former U.S. National Team players and Major League Soccer (MLS) executives to leaders in the world of business and government. Read More

June 9, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

NEW YORK RED BULLS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND NYC PARKS CUT THE RIBBON ON NEW LOWER EAST SIDE PITCH

The New York Red Bulls, U.S. Soccer Foundation and NYC Parks will cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art mini pitch at the East Side Community High School on the Lower East Side. On Tuesday June 9, 2015, representatives from organizations including the New York Red Bulls, U.S. Soccer Foundation, NYC Parks, as well as elected officials will gather to officially open a new, state-of-the-art, mini-soccer pitch that will provide the community with a safe place to play and learn the game of soccer. Once open, the U.S Soccer Foundation and the Department of Youth and Community Development will provide the Foundation’s Soccer for Success afterschool programming to area youth, a program proven effective at changing health outcomes for youth. Read More

June 8, 2015

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION RELEASES STUDY SHOWING SOCCER FOR SUCCESS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVES YOUTH HEALTH OUTCOMES, AWARDS NEARLY $450,000 IN GRANTS NATIONWIDE

Washington, D.C. – Around the world, soccer bridges divides between countries and communities while capturing the attention of billions of fans each year. Here in the United States, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is working to harness the connective power of soccer to spark social change in under-resourced communities nationwide. The Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States and a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund, today released the results of the “Soccer for Success: Implementation and Impact Evaluation,” which highlights the positive health impact of the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. In addition, the Foundation today awarded 12 grants totaling over $450,000 in nine states nationwide to enhance soccer-based youth development programs and build more safe places to play. Read More

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