U.S. Soccer Foundation receives $5 million grant for United for Girls program

The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation has given a $5 million grant to support the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s United for Girls initiative over the next three years.

The grant: create 15 mini-pitches, fund coaching and training opportunities for women in underserved communities and support U.S. Soccer Foundation programs

The goal: engage 100,000 girls in underserved communities and double the number of our female coach-mentors by 2023 as part of United for Girls launched in  June 2019 to help combat the severe dropout rate and lack of participation of young girls in sports.

“We are thrilled that The Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation has made this significant investment that will dramatically enhance our efforts to engage more girls and women in soccer in underserved communities,” said Ed Foster-Simeon, the president and CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation. “Thanks to their support, we will introduce more girls to our game so that they can benefit from all that playing soccer offers, such as learning how to work on a team and improved decision-making skills. Furthermore, by training and engaging more female coach-mentors, we’ll help provide many more girls and women in underserved communities with the tools they need to reach their full potential on and off the pitch.”
1 comment about "U.S. Soccer Foundation receives $5 million grant for United for Girls program".
  1. David Ruder, February 5, 2020 at 5:17 p.m.

    I hope those underserved areas will encompass innercity and poor neighborhoods were soccer Moms are working and can not transport their kids to practice.  So far our soccer stars come from mostly upper-class neighborhoods, beating the hell out of poor underdeveloped countries.

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