Today marks the United Nations’ second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. As a recognized leader in sports-based youth development, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is excited to take this chance to celebrate the power that soccer and other sports can have to promote positive social outcomes for underserved youth and communities. The […]

On September 15, 2000, Cathy Freeman, an aboriginal Australian track star, was given the honor of lighting the Olympic Torch during the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games as a symbol of the desire for social reconciliation between whites and the island’s native populations. That night, a seed was planted in the heart and […]