The Westside community of Atlanta came together for the “Day of Sport” on September 29th held at the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes Benz Stadium. The event was staged by the Laureus USA Foundation a nonprofit organization that shares the vision of sport as a force for positive change. Hundreds of kids from the Westside participated in a wide variety of sporting activities from lacrosse to golf and of course soccer.
On Sunday, October 7th, Soccer in the Streets held the Black Tie Soccer Game 2018 presented by Creature Comforts. Soccer in the Streets’ end of year gala hosted family and friends. Instead of the standard banquet dinner, the participants dressed up and play soccer to raise money in support of social impact soccer initiatives benefiting thousands of underserved children in the metro Atlanta area.
Black Tie Soccer Game 2018 photos presented by Creature Comforts and Soccer in the Streets at the StationSoccer- West End Fields! Thanks to Dave Williams for the photos!
Soccer in the Streets, a not-for-profit that empowers underserved youth through sports-based training, character development, mentoring, and employability programs, has been selected as a grantee in the Aetna Foundation Cultivating Healthy Communities program and was awarded a grant to assist in the continued expansion of Soccer in the Streets programs at StationSoccer locations that bring the game of soccer to underserved youth in Atlanta.
ATLANTA (Sept. 26, 2018) - On Sunday, Sept. 23rd, over 200 people attended the inaugural Corporate Cup 2018, Soccer in the Streets' fundraising tournament that supports metro Atlanta's youth. The event - hosted at Grady Stadium and with the participation of eight corporate teams - was won by Team AT&T as they competed against squads from Home Depot, Deloitte, Alston & Bird, Microsoft, Salesforce, IHG and BakerHostetler. The tournament raised over $62,000
Corporate Cup 2018 Photos at Grady Stadium. The event - hosted at Grady Stadium and with the participation of eight corporate teams - was won by Team AT&T as they competed against squads from Home Depot, Deloitte, Alston & Bird, Microsoft, Salesforce, IHG and BakerHostetler. The tournament raised over $62,000.
ATLANTA, GA (Sept. 25, 2018) –Atlanta Sport and Social Club (ASSC), the City’s largest adult sports league provider, announced today a new partnership with Soccer in the Streets, a not-for-profit that empowers underserved youth through sports-based training, character development, mentoring, and employability programs, to raise $50,000 in support of underserved youth sports-based programs in metro Atlanta.
Just over a year ago, while sitting at home in Richmond, VA, Garrick Dawson was browsing the web when an article caught his attention. The article was titled, “World’s First Transit Station Soccer Field”. He then shared the story on Facebook, not knowing anything about the non-profit organization, Soccer in the Streets. That was until six months ago when he called the Director of Programs, Lauren Glancy, to get a better understanding of what Soccer in the Streets was all about. A week later, he was packing a U-haul in Richmond to move to Atlanta and start his new position with Soccer in the Streets as the School Program Manager. Coincidence? Maybe. Some would call it fate.
Photos from Saturday, September 8th. West End MARTA Station
Atlanta United and Soccer in the Streets are highlighting the city of Atlanta in the soccer world! Channel 2, WSB-TV covered our organization in a Five Strip Fever segment on September 14th.
Phil Hill, The Executive Director, explains how the organization has grown and the youth players undergo a Lifeworks Program to future their life skills.