Youth Soccer Month Begins September 1

 2014 celebration of Youth Soccer Month is underway and several campaigns are now available for your clubs and teams to participate. 

In addition to these cause-related campaigns US Youth will also be running several daily/weekly giveaways on the YouthSoccerMonth.org site including the Ball-A-Day Giveaway, Back-to-School-Backpack Giveaway, Coaches Kits, Mia Hamm autographed soccer ball and more.

 

Contests link: http://www.youthsoccermonth.org/contest/


There are two campaigns that are now underway and we ask for your support to help raise funds for soccer in underserved communities and providing a way for all to raise money to offset the costs of playing soccer.

 

Merck Consumer Care’s Active Family Project has partnered with US Youth Soccer to encourage families to Play For A Change this September. The program kicked off this week with a media stunt in New York City with celebrity soccer mom Ana Ortiz and players from Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association. The program promotes being active together as a family through soccer, while also making a positive change in the lives of those less fortunate. To celebrate Youth Soccer Month, the Active Family Project will donate up to $15,000 to US Youth Soccer to go toward soccer equipment and training in underserved communities by donating a $1 for every like, comment or share on the Active Family Project Facebook page from August 19 through September 30, 2014. Link: www.facebook.com/activefamilyproject

US Youth Soccer is partnering with Athlete.com, an innovative social fundraising platform, to provide a fun, active and effective way to raise money to offset the costs to participate in youth soccer. Players, coaches and administrators can participate by creating a free account and tracking their running, walking, biking or other exercise through the per-mile fundraisers. In addition to raising money for their own costs, 5 percent of every dollar raised will go to support US Youth Soccer’s efforts to expand soccer in underserved communities through programs like Soccer Across America. Link: www.athlete.com/home/USYouthSoccer