Team Salesforce Earn Top Honors in Fundraiser Tournament That Benefits Thousands of Children in Metro Atlanta
ATLANTA, GA (September 26th, 2018) - On Sunday, Sept. 23rd, over 200 people attended the 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.
"Through the Corporate Cup, we experienced first-hand the incredible commitment from a number of major corporations in supporting our social impact soccer strategy," said Phil Hill, Executive Director of Soccer in the Streets. "The collaboration and support we received speaks volumes to our shared belief in the importance of community social responsibility and how individual employees can make a difference."
Corporate Cup 2018 saw corporate employees compete on and off the pitch to raise money for Soccer in the Streets' social impact soccer initiative. The final match featured Team AT&T and Team Deloitte, with AT&T claiming the crown.
Off the pitch, Team Salesforce took the honors as the top fundraising squad, raising over $14,000. Team Salesforce Captain Andrew Hotchkiss was recognized as the individual player fundraising MVP, grossing over $5,000 for the cause.
"At Salesforce, we put an emphasis on giving back to our local community," said Hotchkiss. "I am so proud that my friends, family, coworkers, and business partners all came together to help us raise the most donations for Soccer in the Streets."
All proceeds support Soccer in the Streets' free youth programs in 26 locations across metro Atlanta - including 13 elementary schools, 10 community programs, and Life Works program execution - providing social impact by using soccer as a medium to build young leaders who live rich lives and cultivate healthy communities. Soccer in the Streets impacts over 5,000 kids each year and launched the first Homeless Soccer Program in the Atlanta metro area. The organization centers its holistic programs on leadership, service and enrichment.
Since 1989, Soccer in the Streets provides access and opportunities to disadvantaged children in metro Atlanta. Since its establishment, the non-profit ensures all children have a chance to succeed both on and off the field, pursuing inclusion and diversity in every community where it has a presence.
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ABOUT SOCCER IN THE STREETS:
Soccer in the Streets empowers underserved youth through sports-based training, character development, mentoring, and employability programs. Our organization serves in a holistic and comprehensive way. Reaching kids on the field, in small-group classroom sessions, through hands-on experiences and activities, and participation in youth leadership councils. Equal access to quality soccer training and educational opportunities, as well as leveling the playing field across the board, are also key elements in our core mission. Our organization is behind the construction and programming of the first soccer field inside a metro hub - 'Station Soccer', an innovation recognized worldwide. For more information about Soccer in the Streets, visit www.soccerstreets.org, or follow us on Twitter at @soccerstreets and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/soccerstreets/.