For One Week in April, the Soccer for Social Change Movement Takes Over DC
Washington, D.C. From April 22nd to April 25th, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, will hold a series of events around Washington, D.C. to highlight the sport of soccer and its impact on youth in urban communities. Read More
Let's Move! Soccer Clinic with the LA Galaxy to Host Children from the U.S. Soccer Foundation's Soccer for Success Program
Washington, D.C. On Tuesday March 26th, twenty-five participants from the U.S. Soccer Foundations Soccer for Success program will join First Lady Michelle Obama and MLS Cup champion, the LA Galaxy, for a soccer clinic on the South Lawn of the White House. Read More
U.S. Soccer Foundation Welcomes Rob Simmelkjaer to Board of Directors
Washington, D.C., March 20, 2013 The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced today that Rob Simmelkjaer, Senior Vice President of NBC Sports Ventures, will join its board of directors. Mr. Simmelkjaer brings over 10 years of industry expertise to a group of professionals that includes former U.S. National Team players, Major League Soccer (MLS) executives, and business leaders from around the country. Read More
U.S. Soccer Foundation and POLITICO Team Up for First Annual Capital Soccer Classic
Washington, D.C. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and POLITICO, the countrys dominant political news source, announced today their partnership for the inaugural Capital Soccer Classic to be held in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 24, 2013.
The premier soccer event, presented by Johnson & Johnson, will include a youth clinic as well as a series of games featuring members of Congress, including the bipartisan Congressional Soccer Caucus; other government officials; media celebrities; and former U.S. Soccer players, including John Harkes, Cobi Jones, Eddie Pope, Claudio Reyna and Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak. Read More
More than 16,000 Children Across 21 States and the District of Columbia Benefit from U.S. Soccer Foundation Grant Funding
Washington, D.C., January 28, 2013 The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, announced that it has awarded 48 grants totaling more than $2.4 million to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved areas across 21 states and the District of Columbia.
The Foundation strives to assist and grow the sport of soccer, as well as improve the well-being of children in under-resourced communities, by awarding grants to support all aspects of the game. Specifically, non-profit organizations that provide children with the opportunity to play soccer and live a healthy lifestyle are awarded grants to support their programming and field-building initiatives.
U.S. Soccer Foundation Welcomes New Board Member Leighton Welch
Washington, D.C., January 25, 2013 The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced that Leighton Welch, co-chairman of the Foundations New York Leadership Council and president of Welch Capital Partners, has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Welch joins a board comprised of business and sports luminaries from former U.S. National Team players, to International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and Major League Soccer (MLS) executives, to leaders in the world of business and government. Read More