ATLANTA (August 10, 2017) - Soccer in the Streets announced today the fundraising tournament Corporate Cup 2017, an event that brings corporations together to compete both on and off the pitch, supporting social impact soccer efforts benefiting thousands of underserved children in the metro area. The tournament, to be held on Sunday, September 24th at Grady Stadium, will have the participation of corporate teams from: Home Depot, Microsoft, UPS, AT&T, Deloitte, Alston & Bird, The Aspire Group, and King & Spalding.
"We are thrilled to add Corporate Cup to our annual list of events," said Phil Hill, Executive Director. "Corporate support has been remarkable form the get go; this speaks volumes of the community social responsibility demonstrated by each and every corporation as well as their employees."
Corporate Cup 2017 is a one-day co-ed fundraising soccer tournament, where corporate employees compete on and off the pitch to raise money for Soccer in the Streets' social impact soccer initiative. All proceeds benefit Soccer in the Streets' free youth programs in 14 public schools, 13 community programs, and life works program execution - a total of 27 locations - providing social change and education in underserved communities through the beautiful game. Since 2016, Soccer in the Streets has impacted over 7,500 kids, while launching the first Homeless Soccer Program of the Atlanta metro area.
"Corporate Cup is a wonderful opportunity to have fun through sports and camaraderie, but also create an integrated corporate community that gives back to our wonderful city's youth," said Soccer in the Streets' Board Co-Chairman, Joe Hall. "We welcome and encourage all corporations to join us in shifting paradigms and get involved with our organization."
Soccer in the Streets provides access and opportunities to disadvantaged children in urban neighborhoods. Using soccer as the medium, the non-profit has instilled healthy lifestyle choices to thousands of children. The organization centers its holistic programs on character development, life skills, mentoring, and employability improvement. Since its establishment in 1989, the non-profit ensures all children have a chance to succeed both on and off the field.
To learn more about the event, visit Corporate Cup 2017.