(Washington, D.C., FEB. 4, 2020) - The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced that The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation will support its United for Girls initiative through a $5 million, three-year partnership. United for Girls--an initiative aimed at increasing opportunities for girls and young women to benefit from soccer--will engage 100,000 girls in the U.S. Soccer Foundation's programs by 2023.
Today, Houston Dynamo owners Jake Silverstein and Ben Guill announced a commitment to create 15 soccer mini-fields, known as mini-pitches, across the Greater Houston area over the next five years.
Washington, D.C. - Girls and boys across the country, including thousands in underserved communities, will gain new access to Safe Places to Play over the next seven years thanks to a new and enhanced Mini-Pitch System™ designed for youth soccer.
Columbus, OH - The Columbus Crew SC Foundation, Columbus City Schools, Columbus Recreation and Parks, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation together unveiled a new mini-pitch at Eakin Elementary School in Columbus yesterday. The new, state-of-the-art mini-pitch is complete with built-in goals as well as lights, allowing community members to enjoy the game past daylight hours.
The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced a new initiative, United for Girls, aimed at increasing opportunities for young girls and women from underserved communities to play soccer and reap its many benefits.
One year in and the U.S. Soccer Foundation is well on its way to meeting its goal of engaging 1 million children in its Soccer for Success program and building 1,000 mini-pitches, or small playing fields, by 2026.
NEWARK, NJ - An innovative new soccer mini-pitch system was unveiled at Newark's Luis Munoz Marin School on Thursday, marking the fourth mini-pitch opened this year in Newark. The opening is part of a five-year partnership with the New York Red Bulls, Newark Public Schools, U.S. Soccer Foundation and Wells Fargo to increase access to safe places to play across the city by creating 20 new soccer mini-pitches.
New York, NY - To celebrate the opening of the next 10 New York City Soccer Initiative mini-soccer pitches, New York City FC (NYCFC) and partners (the Mayor's Fund to Advance NYC, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, adidas, and Etihad Airways) will be hosting an unprecedented 'Soccer Day' throughout the five boroughs of New York City on Monday, October 15.
WASHINGTON, DC - Youth soccer players from throughout Washington D.C. were on hand today for the unveiling of a new mini-pitch at Petworth Recreation Center, as part of a national effort to positively impact the lives of young people through participation in the sport.
Newark, NJ - The New York Red Bulls, Newark Public Schools, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation unveiled a new initiative yesterday aimed at dramatically increasing access to safe places to play and evidence-based soccer programs at Newark Public Schools.
Houston, TX (May 25, 2018) - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, Target, and Houston Parks & Recreation Department unveiled two new soccer play spaces at Eastwood Park in Houston. The grand opening marked the first of 100 soccer play spaces that Target has committed to building with the U.S. Soccer Foundation across the country by 2020 as part of the Safe Places to Play program.
Los Angeles, CA - Ahead of Los Angeles Football Club's first home match at the new Banc of California stadium, adidas, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation joined the Club in unveiling a new mini-pitch at Menlo Avenue Elementary on Saturday. The project demonstrates the partners' collective mission to empower youth and communities across Greater Los Angeles by expanding access to the world's game.
CHICAGO, IL (Dec. 6, 2017) - The U.S. Soccer Foundation is launching a national campaign, It's Everyone's Game, aimed at dramatically expanding its impact on children across the country through soccer-based programs.