The Manchester United and Spain player talks about his Common Goal project, which wants to see 1% of football’s entire industry donated to charity
Soccer in the Streets today announced ATL Nations Cup 2018, a charity soccer tournament leading up to the World Cup that celebrates the international diversity in Atlanta and the beautiful game that unites us. To participate, players raise funds in support of free youth programs for thousands of children in metro Atlanta.
With both School and Community programming, Soccer in the Streets is set to kick off its spring season the first week of March. This spring, Soccer in the Streets will be running after school soccer sessions at Atlanta Public Schools (APS), Dekalb County Schools and Marietta City Schools - ranging from grades third through sixth - as well as community programming at nine different locations in metro Atlanta.
Soccer in the Streets has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.
Part of Station Soccer programming includes soccer-driven leadership training, promoting employability among young people and creating a sustainable, competitive format through adult leagues. The project seeks to include community members across metro Atlanta by using downtown as a converging point for a new urban soccer culture. Using innovative ideas focused on inclusiveness and collaboration, the Station Soccer project aims to embrace and encourage the global nature of the game.