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  • July 21, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, BOSTON PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT AND AMERICA SCORES BOSTON TO UNVEIL LOPRESTI SOCCER FIELD IN EAST BOSTON WITH OPENING REMARKS BY MAYOR MARTIN J. WALSH

    State-of-the-art field to provide local youth with a safe & accessible place to play

    Boston, MA - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, Boston Parks and Recreation Department and America SCORES Boston will unveil a new state-of-the-art soccer field at LoPresti Park in Boston, MA on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 to many of the local youth who live in the East Boston area, marking the completion of the first phase of a $1.1 million project. [Read More]

  • June 11, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO HOST WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY AT TOWN TAVERN IN WASHINGTON, D.C. JUNE 22

    Cheer for U.S. Men’s National Team and celebrate the World Cup while benefiting the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program

    Washington, DC - In honor of the U.S. MenÂ’s National Team playing Portugal in the group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, will host a World Cup watch party at Town Tavern on June 22, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Admission is free, but a suggested $5.00 donation may be made to support the U.S. Soccer FoundationÂ’s Soccer for Success program. Soccer for Success is a free afterschool program that uses soccer as a tool to address childrenÂ’s health issues and juvenile delinquency, while promoting healthy lifestyles in urban underserved communities. [Read More]

  • June 4, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, HELP USA & STREET SOCCER USA UNVEIL STATE-OF-THE-ART STREET SOCCER FIELD IN BROOKLYN FOR MORE THAN 300 LOCAL YOUTH

    Brooklyn, NY -The U.S. Soccer Foundation, HELP USA and Street Soccer USA unveiled a state-of-the-art street soccer field in Brooklyn, NY to many of the local youth who live in the HELP USA facilities. HELP USA is a national supportive housing developer and homeless services organization. Once a vacant lot, the new field provides more than 300 local youth a safe and accessible place to play within the community. The field will also be used as a site to deliver the sport-based youth development program, Soccer for Success – created by the U.S. Soccer Foundation and delivered by Street Soccer USA. Street Soccer USA is a national nonprofit that utilizes soccer as development curriculum to provide a positive environment for youth in underserved communities as well as homeless and at risk young adults. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, a major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, is also a leader in sports-based youth development and strives to use soccer as a vehicle for social change among youth in urban areas across the country. [Read More]

  • June 3, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, HELP USA & STREET SOCCER USA TO UNVEIL STREET SOCCER PITCH IN BROOKLYN

    State-of-the-art field to provide more than 300 local youth a safe & accessible place to play

    Washington, DC - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, HELP USA and Street Soccer USA will unveil a state-of-the-art street soccer pitch in Brooklyn, NY on June 3, 2014. Once a vacant lot, the new field will provide more than 300 local youth a safe and accessible place to play within the community. The field will be used for sport-based youth development programs delivered by Street Soccer USA. [Read More]

  • May 14, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS MORE THAN $450,000 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER & COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

    Latest Grant Cycle Supports Soccer Programs and Field-Building Initiatives in Six States

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 10 grants totaling more than $450,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation. [Read More]

  • May 13, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO RECEIVE FINE MONIES FROM MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER PLAYERS UNION

    MLS Players Union's Contribution Supports the Foundation's Mini-Pitch Initiative

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it was selected to receive a portion of the 2013 Major League Soccer season fine monies from the Major League Soccer Players Union as a part of its Collective Bargaining Agreement with MLS to donate all fine monies collected from MLS players to a charity or charities of their choice. The Union’s fine money contribution will support the Foundation’s mini-pitch initiative within its Safe Places to Play program. [Read More]

  • March 31, 2014

    MAROON PR EXPANDS SPORTS, NONPROFIT AND HOSPITALITY ROSTER WITH THREE NEW CLIENTS

    Agency's Divisions Grow with Addition of U.S. Soccer Foundation, Share Our Strength and Big Cork Vineyards

    Columbia, Md. - Maroon PR, a full-service public relations and marketing agency, today announced it has added three new clients to its sports, nonprofit and hospitality portfolios. National and regional organizations including the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Share Our Strength and Big Cork Vineyards will be working with the agency to enhance their various communications and branding needs such as media relations, event management and social and digital media marketing. [Read More]

  • March 10, 2014

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION & POLITICO TO HOST SECOND ANNUAL CAPITAL SOCCER CLASSIC

    Event to Celebrate "Soccer for Success" Program & 2014 World Cup

    Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and POLITICO announced today that they will host the second annual Capital Soccer Classic at RFK Stadium in Washington on Tuesday, April 8, 2014. [Read More]

  • January 30, 2014

    U.S. Soccer Foundation Receives $1.9 Million Grant from Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

    Funding will Support the Foundation's Youth Mentoring Program

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced that it has received an award of $1.9 million in funding over two years from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, an office within the U.S. Department of Justice. Funding will be used to support the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program in seven cities nationwide. The Foundation was one of three organizations selected to receive funding under the “Group Mentoring” category in fiscal year 2013. [Read More]

  • January 13, 2014

    Hellas Construction, Inc. Joins the U.S. Soccer Foundation as National Partner for the Safe Places to Play Program

    Partnership highlights Hellas as the official turf provider and field construction partner of the Foundation

    Washington, D.C. (January 13, 2014) – The U.S. Soccer Foundation announced that Hellas Construction, Inc. has been selected as the National Partner for the Foundation’s Safe Places to Play program. The Safe Places to Play program focuses on creating or enhancing field spaces in underserved areas in order to provide safer places for children to play soccer. To date, the Foundation has helped create or improve over 1,000 safe places for children to play nationwide. [Read More]

 

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