Kids play on the new LEGO mini-pitch in Albuquerque, NM
Let soccer do what soccer does.

Together, we can give millions of kids from underserved communities safe places to grow, thrive and build confidence for life.

The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation Partnership

The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation supported our United for Girls initiative through a $5 million grant as part of its Sports Matter initiative. The result? We created 15 new mini-pitches and tripled the number of girls in our programs over the three-year project.

Two girls smiling

Initiative Impact

Nationwide, these mini-pitches are increasing access to the game for all children, regardless of race, gender, or socioeconomic status.

  • 15mini-pitches created to strengthen communities
  • 8,500+children with more access to the game

1 million kids. 1,000 places to play. We're making soccer everyone's game.

Aimee’s Story

United for Girls was brought to life by people who know the power of sports in teaching important life skills. For DSGF Executive Director Aimee Watters, it’s personal!

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  • “We know that sports make people better and are excited to support a space where young athletes of all skill levels can enjoy the game of soccer.”

    Aimee Watters

    The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation

  • “The new pitch is an amazing addition to the park and the community. We are so delighted and thankful for the partnership.”

    Michelle Johnson

    City of College Park

  • Our mini-pitch is an important addition to the City’s expanding recreational facilities and programs. Providing more recreational options for our youth and residents is essential to improving the mental and physical health of our community.”

    Santa Ana Mayor Vicente Sarmiento

Before & After

  • Green mini-pitch

Find a Mini-Pitch

Use our interactive map to locate a mini-pitch near you.

Initiative Partner

  • The Dick's Sporting Goods Foundation logo