FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the United States, will host the 6th annual Urban Soccer Symposium at the Georgetown University Hotel & Conference Center on April 16-19, 2012.
The Urban Soccer Symposium hosts soccer programmers and speakers from around the nation who are dedicated to improving the field of sports-based youth development. Sessions and workshops at the Symposium will focus on character development, gang-related issues, positive coaching techniques and how to use soccer as a tool to promote healthy living within families.
Keynote speakers at the Symposium will include Sam Kass, senior policy advisor for Healthy Food Initiatives at the White House; Monica Gonzalez, former Mexican Women’s National Team member and current ESPN analyst; and Dr. Auma Obama, Sports for Social Change Initiative program technical advisor for CARE International.
“We are proud to present a national event that is committed to strengthening the field of sports-based youth development and organizations that support these endeavors,” said Wylie Chen, director of Programs and Grants at the U.S. Soccer Foundation. “Part of our responsibility as a foundation is to maximize the impact of sport for social change, and we believe that by collaborating with other organizations, children nationwide will benefit.”
For more information about the Urban Soccer Symposium, please visit www.ussoccerfoundation.org/symposium.
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 $57 million in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The U.S. Soccer Foundation supports programs and field building projects that provide underserved youth in urban communities with opportunities that promote positive behavior, healthy lifestyles, self-confidence and positive alternatives to drugs, crime and other at-risk behaviors.
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