The Claudio Reyna Foundation, Soccer Shots and The U.S. Soccer Foundation will host an event to celebrate the grand opening of the new Sport Court at BRICK Avon Academy. Through the fundraising efforts of Soccer Shots, children at BRICK Avon Academy will have a place to learn the sport of soccer and participate in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, in partnership with the Claudio Reyna Foundation. Soccer for Success is an after-school youth development program that provides children with a safe place to engage in physical activity, mentorship and nutrition education during the times when they are the most vulnerable to succumb to negative influences.
WHERE: BRICK Avon Academy – 219 Avon Ave, Newark, NJ 07108
WHEN: Friday April 13, 2012 – 4:00pm – 5:00pm.
WHO: Representatives from The Claudi Reyna Foundation, Soccer Shots and the U.S. Soccer Foundation as well as children from BRICK Avon Academy
About the Claudio Reyna Foundation
Based in New York and New Jersey, The Claudio Reyna Foundation’s focus is to INSPIRE underserved youth in urban communities with positive experiences through soccer, education and community involvement in hopes of growing healthy bodies, minds and spirits. We use soccer as a tool to help break the cycle of poverty and to fight against childhood obesity. Our programs have become an alternative to gangs and drugs, and give kids the opportunity to work with positive role models that care about their health and education.
About Soccer Shots
Founded in 2000 by former collegiate and professional soccer players, Soccer Shots provides a high-energy program using fun but principled instruction to teach soccer skills and character development to children 2 to 8 years old. The founders’ shared entrepreneurial spirit, passion for the sport and a desire to inspire children to live fit, healthy lives evolved into one of America’s most unique business franchise opportunities in 2005. In 2012, Entrepreneur magazine listed it as the top Children’s Fitness Franchise and 218 overall in the Franchise 500. Currently there are more than 100 franchised and company-run Soccer Shots outlets in more than 30 states teaching 50,000 children the joys of the game annually. For further information, visit www.soccershots.org.
About the U.S. Soccer Foundation
The U.S. Soccer Foundation is the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the United States. Established in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has invested more than $55 million in all 50 states. The U.S. Soccer Foundation supports programs and field building projects that provide underserved youth in urban communities with opportunities that promote education, healthy lifestyles, leadership and positive alternatives to drugs, crime and other at-risk behaviors.
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