On a hazy Houston evening, Shaina and I were pummeled with soccer balls. You read that right. During a Soccer for Success scrimmage, we had the bright idea to stand next to an energetic bunch of 6th – 8th graders during a scrimmage. In fact, we stood in between multiple games occurring at the same time. […]
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and the Safeway Foundation are working together to provide free nutrition education and physical activity programming to children in the metro Denver and Seattle communities. The Safeway Foundation has awarded the U.S. Soccer Foundation with a $100,000 grant to enhance the efforts of the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, a free afterschool program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and improve the well-being of children in underserved communities. This is the first time that the Safeway Foundation has provided grant funding in the area of childhood obesity prevention.