Last year, your local Soccer Shots operator committed to donate a portion of your child’s registration fee to the Global Goals/U.S. Soccer Foundation in an effort to build a SportCourt playing surface at the B.R.I.C.K. Avon Academy in Newark, NJ. Children from the school will now be able to participate in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s Soccer for Success program. This program will not only teach children soccer skills, it will also provide a positive mentoring experience with their coaches. On April 13, 2012, members of the Soccer Shots community had the opportunity to attend the field opening and first kick on the new playing surface. With your help and support, children are now able to learn the game of soccer, an opportunity that was not previously offered.
In 2012, Soccer Shots will again raise funds to provide a SportCourt playing surface in an economically disadvantaged community. This year, the funds raised will provide a place to play in Los Angeles, CA! Not only will a portion of your child’s registration be donated to Global Goals, Soccer Shots is also hosting a National Global Goals Clinic. Soccer clinics will be held across the nation on the weekends of May 19, 2012 and June 2, 2012 to raise funds to support the construction of the SportCourt in Los Angeles, CA.
Beyond the U.S.
In addition to our partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Soccer Shots Global Goals continues to support AMANDLA EduFootball, a non-profit organization working with youth in South Africa. The mission of AMANDLA is the advancement of education by the provision of sports structures, training and facilities for children and young people in disadvantaged communities in Africa, targeting specifically youth who are no longer in the care of their family.
We at Soccer Shots consider it a privilege to have partnered with AMANDLA since 2009. Through Global Goals our franchise community has raised funds throughout our system. During the 2010 World Cup, several Soccer Shots representatives visited South Africa as ambassadors to AMANDLA. Check out this short video to learn more about our partnership with AMANDLA and our wonderful time in South Africa.