To provide greater access to soccer for Black children in communities nationwide, the U.S. Soccer Foundation teamed up with Black Players for Change, Black Women’s Player Collective, adidas, and Musco Lighting in 2020. So far, the group has committed to installing 12 mini-pitches by the end of 2021, with the goal of growing the partnership over the years to come.
The first two mini-pitches were completed in late 2020 at RH Dana Middle School in Hawthorne, CA and the Clairemont Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Photos of BPC and BWPC members surround the two new mini-pitches.
The initiative is part of BPC and BWPC’s efforts to ensure the next generation of Black players have a voice, leadership opportunities, and an equitable stake in the game.
What Partners Are Saying
This effort to increase access to soccer in Black communities is helping us make soccer everyone's game.