WHAT: The Philadelphia Union, U.S. Soccer Foundation, MLS Works, Adidas and Southern New Hampshire University will unveil a new mini soccer pitch in Chester, Pa. The new mini-pitch is part of the 20 for 20 Mini-Pitch Initiative that aims to offer children in underserved communities a safe place to play soccer.
WHO: The following Union representatives will be in attendance:
Dr. Nooha Ahmed-Lee –YSC Academy Head of School
Tommy Wilson – Philadelphia Union Academy Director
Carl Cherkin – Vice President of Business Relations, Philadelphia Union
Jim Korman – board member, Philadelphia Union Foundation
Jim Curtin – head coach
Maurice Edu – defender
Ray Gaddis – defender
Brian Carroll – midfielder
Sebastien Le Toux – midfielder
WHERE: Stetser Elementary School
808 E. 17th Street
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 22 1:45-3 p.m.
U.S. Soccer Foundation
About Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC
Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the ownership group of Philadelphia Union. The group launched the Philadelphia Union’s inaugural season on March 25, 2010 and opened PPL Park on June 27, 2010. Since joining MLS, the Union have faced off against European powers Celtic FC, Manchester United, Everton, Real Madrid, Schalke 04, Aston Villa, Stoke City FC, and Mexican powers Chivas de Guadalajara and Pumas UNAM. PPL Park holds approximately 18,500 seats and has hosted various including: 2012 MLS All-Star Game, USWNT vs. China, Army/Navy Soccer Cup (2012-15), Big East Men’s Soccer Championship (2012-15), USA Sevens Collegiate Rugby Championships (2011-15), 2013 NCAA Men’s College Cup and 2014 Women’s World Cup CONCACAF qualifiers. In 2015, PPL Park hosted the CONCACAF Gold Cup Third Place Match between the United States and Panama as well as recently promoted AFC Bournemouth. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.
About the U.S. Soccer Foundation
The U.S. Soccer Foundation is a recognized leader in sports-based youth development programs for children in underserved, urban communities. Since its founding in 1994, the organization has provided more than $100 million in funding to create and sustain innovative programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Proven to deliver positive health and social outcomes, the Foundation’s affordable initiatives offer safe environments in which both boys and girls thrive. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Soccer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization. To learn more, visit ussoccerfoundation.org or follow us at facebook.com/ussoccerfoundation and twitter.com/ussoccerfndn.