STATEMENT FROM ED FOSTER-SIMEON, PRESIDENT & CEO OF THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION ON THE USSF’S RECENT LEGAL FILING
Washington, DC (March 12, 2020) – Today, Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, released the following statement: “As President & CEO
THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND THE DICK’S SPORTING GOODS FOUNDATION TEAM UP TO GET MORE GIRLS AND FEMALE COACHES IN THE GAME IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
(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.
UNITED SOCCER COACHES, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND MUSCO LIGHTING DONATE MINI-PITCH TO CITY OF BALTIMORE
United Soccer Coaches, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and Musco Lighting announced on Thursday the donation of a new Mini-Pitch SystemTM to the city of Baltimore to be installed at Hampden Elementary as part of the 2020 United Soccer Coaches Convention.
U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AWARDS $159,376 IN GRANT FUNDING FOR SOCCER FIELD-BUILDING AND ENHANCEMENT PROJECTS TO INCREASE ACCESS TO THE GAME FOR MORE THAN 12,000 YOUTH AND ADULTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced it has awarded nine grants totaling $159,376 to organizations that will build and enhance safe places to play in eight states. When completed, the projects will provide access to safe play spaces for more than 12,000 youth and adults.
HOUSTON DYNAMO OWNERS TEAM UP WITH DAMARCUS BEASLEY, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO FUND 15 SOCCER MINI-PITCHES IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
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.
U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AWARDS $86,797 IN GRANT FUNDING TO INCREASE ACCESS TO SAFE PLACES TO PLAY FOR NEARLY 30,000 YOUTH AND ADULTS
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced it has awarded five grants totaling $86,797 to organizations that will build and enhance safe places to play in five states. When completed, the projects will provide access to safe play spaces for at least 29,418 youth and adults.
U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, MUSCO LIGHTING, ENERGY ASSIST FOUNDATION AND 7-ELEVEN PARTNER WITH FIELDS & FUTURES TO CREATE 10 NEW MINI-PITCHES IN SUPPORT OF OKLAHOMA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS’ PATHWAY TO GREATNESS INITIATIVE
The U.S. Soccer Foundation and Musco Lighting, a global leader in sports lighting, have partnered with Energy Assist Foundation and 7-Eleven to announce the creation of 10 mini-pitches with Fields & Futures in Oklahoma City. These new mini-pitches will support efforts to help Oklahoma City Public Schools (OKCPS) grow sports participation across the district and promote physical activity for its students, as part of the district’s Pathway to Greatness initiative. The monetary value of this project well exceeds a half million dollars.
COLUMBUS CREW SC FOUNDATION, COLUMBUS CITY SCHOOLS, COLUMBUS RECREATION AND PARKS DEPARTMENT, AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION OPEN NEW MINI-PITCH AT EAKIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
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.
DALLAS PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT, TARGET, AND U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION UNVEIL NEW MINI-PITCH IN DALLAS TO PROVIDE YOUTH WITH A SAFE PLACE TO PLAY
Dallas, TX – Dallas Park and Recreation Department, Target, and the U.S. Soccer Foundation unveiled a new soccer mini-pitch at Lake Cliff Park on Saturday. This mini-pitch, one of five to have recently come to Dallas, marks the latest play space to be completed as a part of a Target and U.S. Soccer Foundation partnership to build 100 mini-pitches nationwide by 2020. To date, the two organizations have also created mini-pitches in Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Orlando, Phoenix, and Tampa through the partnership, with more to come to the Bay Area, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia later this year.