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May 2015 Newsletter

by Krista Washington | May 20, 2015

IN THE KNOW: MAY 2015



A new Soccer for Success initiative to engage girls; an exciting partnership; a field opening & more!

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250 Girls in East LA to Join Soccer for Success

 

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Jefferson Academy Field Opening

by Nancy Amestoy | May 19, 2015

On May 4th, the U.S. Soccer Foundation joined the MLS Players Union, DC SCORES, D.C. Public Schools, and the office of D.C. Councilmember Charles Allen at Jefferson Academy to celebrate the unveiling of a new state-of-the-art mini-pitch.



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May 19, 2015 | By NIKE, U.S. Soccer Foundation, U.S. Soccer Federation

NIKE, THE MIA HAMM FOUNDATION, U.S. SOCCER AND THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO BRING SOCCER FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM TO EAST LOS ANGELES GIRLS

FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist and former U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Mia Hamm will be joined by Andrea Perez, North America General Manager of Soccer for Nike, and Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, to announce a partnership to bring the Soccer for Success youth development program to East Los Angeles. Read More

May 1, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, MLS PLAYERS UNION, COMMUNITY LEADERS TO UNVEIL NEW SAFE PLACE TO PLAY AT JEFFERSON ACADEMY

The U.S. Soccer Foundation, MLS Players Union and Jefferson Academy will unveil a new state-of-the-art mini pitch at Jefferson Academy in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 4, 2015 to many of the local Washington, DC area youth. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, is a leader in sports-based youth development and strives to use soccer as a vehicle for social change in urban areas across the country. Read More

April 10, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM LEGEND COBI JONES SIGNS ON AS AMBASSADOR FOR U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced that former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder and National Soccer Hall of Famer, Cobi Jones has signed on to be an Ambassador for the Foundation. Since its founding in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has provided more than $100 million in funding to create and sustain innovative soccer programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, through its programming the Foundation has collected and redistributed nearly one million pieces of soccer equipment for children in need worldwide and impacts close to 30,000 children a year through its a nationally recognized free afterschool program, Soccer for Success, that uses soccer as a tool to address children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency. Read More

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

USWNT MEMBER ALI KRIEGER KEYNOTES U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION'S 9TH ANNUAL URBAN SOCCER SYMPOSIUM

The U.S Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, hosts the 9th Annual Urban Soccer Symposium presented by Soccer Shots. The Symposium hosts urban soccer programmers and speakers from across the nation who are dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. Featuring four days of interactive workshops focused on maximizing organizations' impact in the community, the Symposium also includes Capitol Hill Day, in which attendees go on Capitol Hill to meet with government officials to discuss how soccer is positively impacting children in their communities. Support for this Symposium was provided in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Read More

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

3RD ANNUAL CAPITAL SOCCER CLASSIC HOSTED BY THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States will host the third annual Capital Soccer Classic on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The premier soccer event, presented by NIKE, will kick off with a round robin tournament of embassies, followed by a Congressional soccer match and tournament for Capitol Hill staffers. Read More

March 13, 2015 | By U.S. Soccer Foundation

NEW YORK RED BULLS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND NYC PARKS BREAK GROUND ON NEW MINI-PITCH AT LOWER EAST SIDE PLAYGROUND

The New York Red Bulls, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and NYC Parks will make an official announcement of a collaboration to provide both critical afterschool programming and a safe place to play for New York City youth. New York Red Bulls leadership and players, U.S. Soccer Foundation leadership, the NYC Parks Commissioner, along with representatives from the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), East Side Community High School, Sport Court and University Settlement, will break ground on a Sport Court mini-pitch that will be built through this collaboration. Read More

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