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  • June 23, 2015

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

    President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Innovations, Inc., former President at Johnson & Johnson, Takes on New Role

    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

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

    State-of-the-art mini pitch to provide local youth with a safe & accessible place to play; completed with support from the Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD), East Side Community High School, Sport Court, and University Settlement

    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

    The U.S. Soccer Foundation releases a national study that shows the effectiveness of the Soccer for Success afterschool program in underserved communities

    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]

  • June 8, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS NEARLY $450,000 TO BENEFIT SOCCER FOR SOCIAL CHANGE NATIONWIDE

    Latest grant cycle to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives in nine states

    Washington, DC - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 12 grants totaling nearly $ 450,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. [Read More]

  • June 3, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND EMBASSY OF AUSTRALLIA TO HOST WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON JUNE 8, BENEFITING THE FOUNDATION'S SOCCER FOR SUCCES PROGRAM

    Invites community to come celebrate soccer and cheer on USA and Australia during the 2015 FIFA World Cup

    In honor of the U.S. Women’s National Team playing Australia’s Matildas in the group stage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and the Embassy of Australia will co-host a World Cup watch party on June 8, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The evening’s event will include a viewing area at CityCenterDC, where the USA vs. Matildas game will be shown on a large projection screen. In keeping with the spirit of the USA-Australia match-up, guests will have the opportunity to eat delicious food provided by the surrounding D.C. food trucks such as Orange Cow [Read More]

  • May 19, 2015

    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

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

    State-of-the-art mini pitch to provide local youth with a safe & accessible place to play; completed with support from the D.C. Mayor's Office, D.C. Public Schools, and Musco Lighting

    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

    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

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

    U.S. Soccer Foundation to convene over 150 urban soccer experts and non-profit leaders to share ideas and best-practices in utilizing soccer as a tool for social change

    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

    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]

 

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