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  • June 23, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION APPOINTS PETER B. LUTHER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced that Peter B. Luther, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atrium Innovations Inc., has been appointed to its board of directors. Mr. Luther joins a board comprised of business and sports luminaries from former U.S. National Team players and Major League Soccer (MLS) executives to leaders in the world of business and government.

  • June 09, 2015

    NEW YORK RED BULLS, U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND NYC PARKS CUT THE RIBBON ON NEW LOWER EAST SIDE PITCH

    The New York Red Bulls, U.S. Soccer Foundation and NYC Parks will cut the ribbon on a new state-of-the-art mini pitch at the East Side Community High School on the Lower East Side. On Tuesday June 9, 2015, representatives from organizations including the New York Red Bulls, U.S. Soccer Foundation, NYC Parks, as well as elected officials will gather to officially open a new, state-of-the-art, mini-soccer pitch that will provide the community with a safe place to play and learn the game of soccer. Once open, the U.S Soccer Foundation and the Department of Youth and Community Development will provide the Foundation’s Soccer for Success afterschool programming to area youth, a program proven effective at changing health outcomes for youth.

  • June 08, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION RELEASES STUDY SHOWING SOCCER FOR SUCCESS SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVES YOUTH HEALTH OUTCOMES, AWARDS NEARLY $450,000 IN GRANTS NATIONWIDE

    Washington, D.C. – Around the world, soccer bridges divides between countries and communities while capturing the attention of billions of fans each year. Here in the United States, the U.S. Soccer Foundation is working to harness the connective power of soccer to spark social change in under-resourced communities nationwide. The Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States and a grantee of the Social Innovation Fund, today released the results of the “Soccer for Success: Implementation and Impact Evaluation,” which highlights the positive health impact of the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. In addition, the Foundation today awarded 12 grants totaling over $450,000 in nine states nationwide to enhance soccer-based youth development programs and build more safe places to play.

  • June 08, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION GRANTS NEARLY $450,000 TO BENEFIT SOCCER FOR SOCIAL CHANGE NATIONWIDE

    Washington, DC - The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced it has awarded 12 grants totaling nearly $ 450,000 to non-profit organizations serving youth in underserved communities across the nation.

  • June 03, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION AND EMBASSY OF AUSTRALLIA TO HOST WORLD CUP WATCH PARTY IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON JUNE 8, BENEFITING THE FOUNDATION'S SOCCER FOR SUCCES PROGRAM

    In honor of the U.S. Women’s National Team playing Australia’s Matildas in the group stage of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada, the U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, and the Embassy of Australia will co-host a World Cup watch party on June 8, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The evening’s event will include a viewing area at CityCenterDC, where the USA vs. Matildas game will be shown on a large projection screen. In keeping with the spirit of the USA-Australia match-up, guests will have the opportunity to eat delicious food provided by the surrounding D.C. food trucks such as Orange Cow

  • May 19, 2015

    NIKE, THE MIA HAMM FOUNDATION, U.S. SOCCER AND THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION TO BRING SOCCER FOR SUCCESS PROGRAM TO EAST LOS ANGELES GIRLS

    FIFA Women’s World Cup champion, Olympic gold medalist and former U.S. Women’s National Team soccer player Mia Hamm will be joined by Andrea Perez, North America General Manager of Soccer for Nike, and Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, to announce a partnership to bring the Soccer for Success youth development program to East Los Angeles.

  • May 01, 2015

    U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION, MLS PLAYERS UNION, COMMUNITY LEADERS TO UNVEIL NEW SAFE PLACE TO PLAY AT JEFFERSON ACADEMY

    The U.S. Soccer Foundation, MLS Players Union and Jefferson Academy will unveil a new state-of-the-art mini pitch at Jefferson Academy in Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 4, 2015 to many of the local Washington, DC area youth. The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, is a leader in sports-based youth development and strives to use soccer as a vehicle for social change in urban areas across the country.

  • April 10, 2015

    U.S. MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM LEGEND COBI JONES SIGNS ON AS AMBASSADOR FOR U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

    Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, today announced that former U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder and National Soccer Hall of Famer, Cobi Jones has signed on to be an Ambassador for the Foundation. Since its founding in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has provided more than $100 million in funding to create and sustain innovative soccer programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. In addition, through its programming the Foundation has collected and redistributed nearly one million pieces of soccer equipment for children in need worldwide and impacts close to 30,000 children a year through its a nationally recognized free afterschool program, Soccer for Success, that uses soccer as a tool to address children’s health issues and juvenile delinquency.

  • April 09, 2015

    USWNT MEMBER ALI KRIEGER KEYNOTES U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION'S 9TH ANNUAL URBAN SOCCER SYMPOSIUM

    The U.S Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, hosts the 9th Annual Urban Soccer Symposium presented by Soccer Shots. The Symposium hosts urban soccer programmers and speakers from across the nation who are dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. Featuring four days of interactive workshops focused on maximizing organizations' impact in the community, the Symposium also includes Capitol Hill Day, in which attendees go on Capitol Hill to meet with government officials to discuss how soccer is positively impacting children in their communities. Support for this Symposium was provided in part by a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

  • April 09, 2015

    3RD ANNUAL CAPITAL SOCCER CLASSIC HOSTED BY THE U.S. SOCCER FOUNDATION

    The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States will host the third annual Capital Soccer Classic on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. The premier soccer event, presented by NIKE, will kick off with a round robin tournament of embassies, followed by a Congressional soccer match and tournament for Capitol Hill staffers.

Our Partners

  • adidas

    adidas, the Foundation's Safe Places to Play - Mini-Pitch Partner, supports providing children in underserved communities with safe play spaces nationwide. adidas strives to be the globally leading and most popular sporting goods brand. Dedicated to innovation,  adidas embraces creativity and seeks to be socially responsible in all facets of its brand. For more information, please visit adidas.com.

  • APT

    APT (Advanced Polymer Technology), the Foundation’s Partner for Acrylic Coating Products, is a global leader in high performance sports surfaces. APT provides people around the world with safe, reliable, performance enhancing surfaces. APT’s Laykold Masters acrylic surfacing system will be the official surface of an estimated 500 mini-pitches. For more information on APT, please visit www.sportsbyapt.com.

  • AstroTurf

    For athletes and soccer enthusiasts, AstroTurf® is redefining how synthetic soccer fields are built and perform. The brand offers advanced, state-of-the-art synthetic turf systems with proprietary engineered technologies. A growing number of clubs, high schools, colleges, professional sports teams and municipalities continue to select AstroTurf’s LigaTurf-branded products for their premium quality, technical superiority, and safety. To learn more, visit the company’s recently redesigned website, www.astroturf.com/soccer. - See more at: https://ussoccerfoundation.org/article/astroturf-partners-with-the-u.s.-soccer-foundation-as-a-national-partner-for-field-building-program#sthash.FL8E8bAM.dpuf

  • CHA

    CHA Sports, the Foundation's Supplier for Soccer Facility Design and Planning Services, provides community partners with expertise in soccer facility design. CHA Sport's full service approach allows the company to build world-class projects without breaking budgets. For more information, please visit chacompanies.com

  • Hunter

    Hunter Industries, the Foundation's National Partner for Irrigation Equipment, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of irrigation equipment for turf, landscape and soccer fields.  Hunter Industries' focus is on landscape irrigation with a significant part of its business centering on the proper care and maintenance of sports turf. For more information, please visit hunterindustries.com. Please contact Lynda Wightman, 406-273-3073, lynda.wightman@hunterindustries.com with any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • Kwik Goal

    Kwik Goal, the Foundation’s Official Supplier for goals, seating, boundary equipment, training equipment and coaching accessories, will be supporting a variety of Foundation programs and initiatives including: Soccer for Success, National Training and the Safe Places to Play program. Over thirty years ago, Kwik Goal was founded on the revolutionary concept of providing transportable goals for coaches at all age levels. Since that time, Kwik Goal has continued to focus on helping coaches and soccer programs create safe and dynamic learning environments by supplying high quality, safety tested soccer goals, field equipment and training equipment to the domestic and international market. For more information, please visit Kwikgoal.com.

  • Musco

    Musco Lighting, the Foundation's National Partner for Sports Lighting, has specialized in the design and manufacture of athletic field lighting for over 35 years.  Musco’s newest innovation, Light-Structure GreenTM, offers significant advantages for your budget and the environment — operating costs are cut in half, spill light is reduced by 50%, and 100% of your maintenance costs are covered for 25 years. To request your free copy of Sports Lighting: Answers to 7 Common Questions, please visit www.musco.com. Please contact Mike Shindler at mike.shindler@musco.com with any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • Nike

    NIKE, Inc., the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s National Partner for Athletic Apparel, supports the Foundation and its programs by providing Nike apparel to kids in underserved communities. Nike believes in the power of sport to unlock human potential and is committed to providing access to sport and physical activity  for kids to help set them up for success for life. For more information, please visit http://about.nike.com/pages/community-impact

  • SCORE Sports

    SCORE Sports, the preferred provider of shin guards to the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, is a family-owned and operated business specializing in sports equipment, uniforms and apparel. SCORE is an industry leader and has been involved in the sports community for over 40 years. SCORE outfits athletes with high-quality uniforms that SCORE develops, designs and manufactures in the U.S. SCORE takes pride in working with various non-profit groups and causes to give back to athletes who may need some extra support to play the game they love. SCORE is environmentally cautious with the materials it uses for its products and does its part in minimizing our environmental footprint. SCORE proudly offers a wide variety of products to provide customers with a one-stop shop for all your soccer needs. For more information, please visit scoresports.com.

  • Soccer.com

    Soccer.com, the Foundation's National Partner for Soccer Equipment and Uniforms, was founded in 1984 to provide high quality soccer gear at reasonable prices through its nationally circulated catalog. Soccer.com embodies a passion for the game that extends to the people who play, coach and support soccer. For more information, please visit soccer.com.

  • Sport Court

    Sport Court®, the Foundation's Supplier for Futsal Surfaces, has been the industry leader in modular athletic flooring for over 30 years. With more than 50,000 installations worldwide, and the largest and most experienced network of authorized dealers, Sport Court® delivers innovative, durable, high-performance solutions for a variety of sports and activities. For more information, please visit sportcourt.com. Please contact Joel McCausland at jmccausland@sportcourt.com for any questions regarding the U.S. Soccer Foundation's grants program.

  • TGI Worldwide

    TGI Worldwide, the Foundation’s National Partner for Visual Branding (Signage, Event Décor, Pageantry, Sponsorship Activation), Perimeter Field Board Systems, Creative Services and Event Operations is proud to support a variety of initiatives and programs throughout the United States. Headquartered in the U.S., TGI is an internationally recognized sports marketing company delivering high profile Visual Branding, Live Event Management, LED, and cutting edge Digital Sports Applications to enrich the experience at major events and deliver commercial impact for sponsors and partners. The company has a 20-year history in providing its various solutions for many top-tier domestic and international events, organizations, teams and companies, with proven success and turn-key solutions across 1000+ events, 160+ cities and 50+ countries globally.

    For more information on our services, please visit www.worldwidetgi.com or contact Mike Squire at msquire@worldwidetgi.com / Phone: 312-371-5852.

  • World Soccer Shop

    Launched in 2001, World Soccer Shop is an online soccer retailer based in Birmingham, Alabama. It carries one of the world’s widest selections of officially-licensed products from the sport’s top brands and teams. World Soccer Shop is passionate about soccer and endeavors to spread the beautiful game around the world, especially to those in areas of need. For more information, please visit www.worldsoccershop.com.

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