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  • August 18, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS $189,812 TO BENEFIT YOUTH SOCCER IN FIVE STATES NATIONWIDE

    Latest grant cycle to support soccer programs and field-building initiatives in 5 states

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 7 grants totaling $189,812 to non-profit organizations serving youth in under-resourced communities in California, Florida, Missouri, Michigan and New York. [Read More]

  • July 28, 2015

    CHIPOTLE AND MLS WORKS TO DONATE $20,000 TO SOCCER FOR SUCCESS AS PART OF CHIPOTLE MLS HOMEGROWN GAME

    DENVER SOCCER FOR SUCCESS CHAPTER NAMED THE OFFICIAL BENEFICIARY OF THE 2015 CHIPOTLE MLS HOMEGROWN GAME; PROCEEDS TO HELP FUND AFTERSCHOOL SOCCER PROGRAMS

    Denver, July 13, 2015 – As an extension of Chipotle Mexican Grill’s commitment to support the game of youth soccer, the company has partnered with Soccer for Success as the official beneficiary of the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game. Together with MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, the two organizations will donate $20,000 to Soccer for Success. The donation will be presented at the 2015 Chipotle MLS Homegrown Game held on Tuesday, July 28 at 7:00 p.m. MT at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park. [Read More]

  • July 27, 2015

    MLS WORKS, ADIDAS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND SOUTHERN NEW HAMPSHIRE UNIVERSITY TO CELEBRATE MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER'S 20TH SEASON BY TRANSFORMING COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE

    Leading organizations in soccer world seek to provide safe play spaces for children in underserved communities

    NEW YORK (July 27, 2015) – In celebration of Major League Soccer’s 20th season, MLS WORKS, adidas, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and Southern New Hampshire University announced a partnership to build 20 mini-pitches in underserved communities in coordination with each of the 20 MLS clubs. Through this initiative, each organization seeks to bring the game of soccer to children who wouldn’t otherwise have the resources or the space to play and therefore receive the sport’s health and social benefits. [Read More]

  • 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]

 

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