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  • December 16, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS $622,320 TO BENEFIT YOUTH IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES

    Grants were given to 24 organizations across the U.S. to support youth development programs and field-building initiatives for over 26,700 children.

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the national model in sports-based youth development in underserved communities, announced today that it has awarded 24 grants totaling $622,320 to non-profit organizations serving over 26,700 children in underserved communities nationwide. [Read More]

  • December 16, 2015

    BEYOND THE BELL KICKS OFF SOCCER ON NEW MINI-PITCH AT JOHN MUIR MIDDLE SCHOOL THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP, KaBOOM! AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

    LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Aspiring soccer players in Los Angeles will have a unique new place to hone their skills thanks to a $15,000 Let’s Play Mini Pitch grant from Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), KaBOOM! and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. The grant enabled Beyond the Bell 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 Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at 3:45 PST. [Read More]

  • December 9, 2015

    THE SALVATION ARMY KICKS OFF SOCCER ON NEW MINI-PITCH AT THE SALVATION ARMY TORRANCE CORPS THANKS TO SUPPORT FROM DR PEPPER SNAPPLE GROUP, KaBOOM! AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

    TORRANCE, CA– Aspiring soccer players in Torrance will have a unique new place to hone their skills thanks to a $15,000 Let’s Play Mini Pitch grant from Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS), KaBOOM! and the U.S. Soccer Foundation. The grant enabled The Salvation Army 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 Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at 1 p.m. PST. [Read More]

  • November 6, 2015

    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 Children’s 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. [Read More]

  • October 27, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION APPOINTS JIM MESSINA TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    President & CEO of The Messina Group, Former Campaign Manager for President Obama and White House Deputy Chief of Staff 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 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]

  • October 22, 2015

    MINI-PITCH GRAND OPENING TO TAKE PLACE ON OCT. 22

    Mini-pitch to offer children a safe place to play and enjoy soccer environment in Chester

    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. [Read More]

  • October 19, 2015

    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 Let’s 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. [Read More]

  • October 14, 2015

    D.C. UNITED AND PARTNERS TO UNVEIL NEW SOCCER MINI-PITCH AT CAPITAL CITY PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL

    Team joins with adidas, MLS WORKS, Southern New Hampshire University and the U.S. Soccer Foundation for state-of-the-art mini-pitch that will provide local youth with a safe & accessible place to play

    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. [Read More]

  • October 7, 2015

    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 Let’s 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]

  • October 6, 2015

    APT PARTNERS WITH U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

    APT is proud to announce a new partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation

    Washington, D.C. - Many urban areas across the country lack both space and a safe environment for children to play outside. The U.S. Soccer Foundation provides grants to organizations to help them build or enhance field space within their communities. To date, the foundation has helped to create over 1,100 safe places for children nationwide. [Read More]

 

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