Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Detroit World Cup foundation makes final grants
December 17th, 2008 6:45AM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

[GRANTS] The Michigan Host Committee Foundation, formed following the successful staging of four World Cup 1994 games at the Pontiac Silverdome, has announced $140,000 in grants for inner city soccer programs, its final grants.

The Pontiac Alumni Foundation, sponsors of the Ultimate Soccer Break program which provides soccer programs for more than 300 Pontiac children at Ultimate Soccer Arenas in Pontiac will receive a grant of $40,000.

Think Detroit/PAL, which administers soccer programs for more than 1,800 Detroit children, will receive $100,000 for the development of academy programs for the benefit of inner-city soccer players.

Since 1995, the foundation has provided more than $500,000 in grants to soccer organizations in the state.

"We have helped build soccer facilities from Kalamazoo and Bay City to Petoskey," Roger Faulkner, chairman of the Detroit host committee, said. "We have invested more than $200,000 in fields and equipment and $300,000 in developing soccer programs, primarily in the inner cities. These last two grants for the benefit of children in Pontiac and Detroit are consistent with our goal of enriching lives through soccer"

The presentation of the final grants will be made at Ford Field in conjunction with Wednesday's USA-China women's game.



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Soccer America Daily
Soccer America Power Rankings    
[MLS: Week 20] In case anyone had forgotten, the Galaxy is still to be reckoned with. ...
Galaxy turns out lights on Sounders    
[MLS: Monday] The power went out at CenturyLink Field in the second minute, and as far ...
What They're Saying: Louis van Gaal    
"When there is success, you have a very good squad, and now I have to follow ...
College soccer returns on NSCAATV    
[SOCCER ON THE AIR] The "NSCAA College Soccer Special presented by Continental Tire" will return for ...
Ibrahimovic scores wonder goal in Hong Kong    
[VIDEO PICK: Golazo] Zlatan Ibrahimovic had the summer off because Sweden missed the World Cup, but ...
Sweet goal from Lewandowski as Bayern preps for U.S. tour     
[VIDEO PICK: Golazos] Bayern Munich, which faces the MLS All-Stars Aug. 6, has been getting some ...
2014 PDL All-Conference Teams    
[AWARDS] Golden Boot winner Dzenan Catic (16 goals) is among three Michigan Bucks players named to ...
Julian Green is happy where he is    
[AMERICANS ABROAD] Should he stay or should he go? At 19 and still without any Bundesliga ...
Sacramento shatters USL PRO attendance mark    
[CROWD COUNT] After only nine games into its 14-game home schedule, Sacramento Republic FC has broken ...
U.S. U-17s fall to host Denmark    
[OPEN NORDIC TOURNAMENT] The U.S. under-17 national team lost its opening game at the Open Nordic ...
>> Soccer America Daily Archives