For many of us the holiday season is filled with parties, travel and lots of gifts. For some children, one of the biggest gifts they receive is the opportunity to play soccer in a youth league with loads of new equipment and a well-kept field. But, this opportunity is not one that all children can have. Many children can't afford to play soccer in a safe and supportive environment. Most youth soccer players won't play in MLS or become superstars like Beckham; however, shouldn't every child have the chance to play, to be a teammate, to build self-confidence and to live a healthy and active life?
When considering ways to give back this holiday season, a contribution to the U.S. Soccer Foundation will help create more chances for children to access the game. Your holiday donation of $10 or $20 can help build safe places for children to play, teach healthy lifestyle skills to help them avoid the childhood obesity epidemic, and provide mentors invested in the successful development of children like Celeste Amaya. You can also help partners like Eurosport through our Passback program to provide much-needed soccer equipment to children, communities and schools.
With just a small donation, you help us create more chances for children in your community and beyond, and provide thousands of children with free afterschool programming three times per week for the entire school year.
Thank you for your generosity and happy holidays!