MLS PLAYERS DIRECT FINE MONEY TO FIVE ADDITIONAL CHARITIES
Under its Collective Bargaining Agreement with MLS, the MLS Players Union donates certain fine monies collected from players to charities. Last September, the Union directed a portion of the 2014 fine money to Childrens Hospital Los Angeles in honor of Luca DeLaGarza, who passed away as a result of a congenital heart condition. Today, the Executive Board of the Union has selected five additional worthy charities to receive donations from the 2014 fine money: Delete Blood Cancer, Leucan Laurentides-Lanaudière, the Special Olympics Unified Sports Program, the Teammates for Kids Foundation and the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION APPOINTS JIM MESSINA 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 Jim Messina, President & CEO of The Messina Group, has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Messina 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
MINI-PITCH GRAND OPENING TO TAKE PLACE ON OCT. 22
The Philadelphia Union, U.S. Soccer Foundation, MLS Works, Adidas and Southern New Hampshire University will unveil a new mini soccer pitch in Chester, Pa. The new mini-pitch is part of the 20 for 20 Mini-Pitch Initiative that aims to offer children in underserved communities a safe place to play soccer.
KANSAS CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS KICKS OFF SOCCER ON NEW MINI-PITCH AT ROGERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP, KaBOOM! AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION
KANSAS CITY, MO Aspiring soccer players in Kansas City, Mo. will have a unique new place to hone their skills thanks to a $15,000 Lets Play Mini Pitch grant from Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), KaBOOM! and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. The grant enabled Kansas City Public Schools to install an acrylic soccer mini-pitch that will provide a safe place for children to play, to learn and to grow. A grand opening event for the new pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at J.A. Rogers Elementary School, 6400 E. 23rd St., Kansas City, Mo.
D.C. UNITED AND PARTNERS TO UNVEIL NEW SOCCER MINI-PITCH AT CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
Washington, D.C. D.C. United players and staff will unveil a new, state-of-the-art mini-pitch located at Capital City Public Charter School at 100 Peabody Street NW in partnership with adidas, MLS WORKS, Southern New Hampshire University and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. On Thursday, Oct. 15, a ceremonial first kick will take place with executives and local dignitaries along with D.C. United players and Head Coach Ben Olsen.
BRESEE FOUNDATION KICKS OFF SOCCER ON NEW MINI-PITCH AT BRESEE COMMUNITY CENTER THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP, KaBOOM! AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION
Los Angeles, CA Aspiring soccer players in Los Angeles will have a unique new place to hone their skills thanks to a $15,000 Lets Play Mini Pitch grant from Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), KaBOOM! and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. The grant enabled Bresee to install an acrylic soccer mini-pitch that will provide a safe place for children to play, to learn and to grow. A grand opening event for the new pitch is scheduled for Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 4:30pm PST. Read More