U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES UNITED FOR GIRLS INITIATIVE TO CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR GIRLS IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
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.
AHEAD OF THE WOMEN’S WORLD CUP, THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON INVEST IN ORGANIZATIONS WORKING TO GET MORE GIRLS IN THE GAME
Washington, D.C. – In advance of the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Johnson & Johnson today awarded grants to five organizations that will increase opportunities for girls to participate in soccer in communities that have historically been excluded from such opportunities. Through these grants, the awarded organizations have the ability to nearly triple the number of participants collectively impacted over the three-year grant period. Grantees will also work with the Foundation and UpMetrics to develop a report that highlights best practices for increasing female participation in soccer.
REPUBLICANS BEAT THREE-TIME DEFENDING CHAMPIONS, DEMOCRATS, TO WIN 7TH ANNUAL CONGRESSIONAL SOCCER MATCH
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Republicans defeated the Democrats at D.C. United’s Audi Field to win the 7th annual Congressional Soccer Match. The event brought together embassy employees, Members of Congress, professional athletes, Hill staffers, and soccer fans – all in support of the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s proven, life-changing programs for children in underserved communities.
CONGRESSIONAL BRIEFING HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPORTANT ROLE THAT SPORTS AND COACHES PLAY IN DEVELOPING YOUNG WOMEN
Washington, D.C. – Coach-mentors like those in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s national youth soccer program, Soccer for Success, are the key to putting young people on the path to life-long health and wellness, leadership training, and success, participants at a Foundation congressional briefing said Thursday.
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced it has awarded seven grants totaling $151,805 to organizations that will create and enhance safe places to play in six states. When completed, the projects will provide access to safe play spaces for more than 55,500 youth and adults.
U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION’S IT’S EVERYONE’S GAME! 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION HONORS THOSE SERVING AMERICA’S YOUTH THROUGH SOCCER
Los Angeles, CA – Nearly 500 supporters of the U.S. Soccer Foundation came together at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles – on the pitch of Major League Soccer’s LAFC – Monday evening to commemorate the organization’s achievements of growing the game and providing youth recreation opportunities in underserved communities throughout its 25-year history.
U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS OF INDIVIDUALS AND ORGANIZATIONS IN THE SPORTS-BASED YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FIELD AT URBAN SOCCER SYMPOSIUM
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation presented three awards at its 13th annual Urban Soccer Symposium, honoring organizations and individuals who have provided innovative approaches to improving the sports-based youth development field. In its third year, the 2019 Urban Soccer Symposium Awards were presented in three categories: influence, innovation, and impact.
THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND JOHNSON & JOHNSON MAKE SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT TO INCREASE FEMALE PARTICIPATION IN SOCCER IN UNDERSERVED COMMUNITIES
Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation and Johnson & Johnson today announced a new funding opportunity for organizations working to address the lack of representation of young women in soccer in underserved communities.
MIAMI-DADE PARKS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, AND TARGET UNVEIL NEW SOCCER ‘DOUBLE-PITCH’ AT SOUTH DADE PARK
Homestead, FL – Miami-Dade Parks, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, and Target unveiled a new set of mini-pitches at South Dade Park in Homestead today. These mini-pitches mark the latest play spaces 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, Orlando, and Tampa through the partnership.
U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AWARDS $309,318 IN GRANT FUNDING TO EXPAND ACCESS TO SAFE AND ACCESSIBLE PLACES TO PLAY
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation today announced it has awarded 13 grants totaling $309,318 to organizations that will build and enhance safe places to play in 10 states. When completed, the projects will provide access to safe play spaces for at least 36,171 youth and adults.