BENEFITING: GREENSBORO UNITED SOCCER FOUNDATION
ORGANIZER: Greensboro United
EVENT: Summer Soccer Fest
EVENT DATE: Aug 11, 2017
The Soccer Foundation ( www.gusafoundation.org ) is a non-profit whose mission is to take Soccer to the City and provide a spectrum of opportunities for underserved youth to engage in sports, leadership development, mentoring and employability programs. In total we run multiple programs six days a week during the school year and work with approximately 350 children from elementary through high school each semester. These programs include FREE in school, after school, Saturday and Summer soccer programs, a Youth Leadership Corps (that trains HS students to lead programs for elementary students), a Referee Corps (that pays for players to learn to referee, pay off dues and will soon include college/career workshops) and a Soccer and Studies program that provides weekly tutoring assistance at our own community center. In addition most of our programs provide snacks or meals for kids as well as clothing and equipment to players and their families as needed.