The West End has become a home for many Soccer in the Streets youth players and StationSoccer- West End field has become their second home. Alysia Boney, a five-year resident, and mother to a youth player says she has seen a change in the West End over the past year.
Soccer in the Streets, in partnership with the City of East Point, today cut the ribbon on its third award-winning StationSoccer location. Station Soccer – East Point, located at 2797 Main Street, East Point, GA, is across the street from the East Point MARTA station. The pitch was built in conjunction with the Atlanta United Foundation, MARTA, and the Transformation Alliance. Also included in the partnership are Oz Pizza and Joel Baskins, P.C. The East Point ribbon-cutting kicked-off a day-long community block party along Main Street that runs from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
On Sunday, Sept. 29rd, over 200 people attended the Corporate Cup 2019, 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 back to back champions Team Salesforce as they competed against squads from Deloitte, KPMG, IHG, BakerHostetler, Microsoft, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, Equifax, and Salesforce. The tournament raised $60,000.
In Clarkston, Georgia - considered the most diverse square mile in America - a group of fifteen girls chatter about the U.S. Women’s National Team winning the 2019 World Cup this past July. Their dreams are being created in a small town is only what the future holds for women in sports. The only girl's team in the Clarkston community program, this team has seen an increase in participation and success over the past four years.
On Sunday, Sept. 8th, Soccer in the Streets held its annual Black Tie Soccer Game 2019. 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. This year, the Black Tie Event raised $115,000 for Soccer in the Streets.
Julian Gressel’s Inaugural Gresselmania Golf Classic Raises Over $90,000 to Help Build a Field for Soccer in the Streets Next StationSoccer Location in Atlanta
Pro soccer player Julian Gressel and his wife, Casey, hosted their inaugural Gresselmania Golf Classic fundraiser on Monday, September 3rd at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth
Sequoyah Middle School is the proud, new beneficiary of a refurbished soccer facility thanks to MLS WORKS. The social and community relations arm of MLS came to Atlanta in August as part of the Campeones Cup Community Project to officially open the facility.
Soccer in the Streets is a finalist in this year’s Industry Awards from the World Football Summit. SITS is one of five finalists in the category of Football For Good. Overall, awards will be handed out in eight different categories. The winners will be announced on September 24-25 at the Florida Retiro, in Madrid, Spain.
A summer Tuesday afternoon practice turned into a surprise experience for the West End community youth players. Starting practice with very few details, coach Joel Apudo led the community team through their normal paces. However, waiting in the wings was Michael Parkhurst, the captain of MLS side Atlanta United, who would join training on the StationSoccer-West End pitches and announce to the youth players that they will be attending the team’s August 11th match. This incredible experience would have never been possible without the generosity of Georgia Power and Atlanta United.
Soccer in the Streets had the honor of hosting the Leeds Beckett University Volunteer Program as they visited our youth programs this summer. Since 2016, the volunteer program has worked with our organization and has created something special. The program volunteers strive to be leaders and impact the community. For them, working with Soccer in the Streets has allowed them to have a second family in the United States.
Professional soccer player Julian Gressel is excited to announce Mercedes-Benz, Piedmont Hospital, and PGA Tour Superstore as sponsors of his inaugural Gresselmania Golf Classic to be held Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia. The Gresselmania Golf Classic, created by Gressel and his wife, Casey, will raise funds for Soccer in the Streets to build a field at a new StationSoccer location Atlanta for kids who don’t have access and transportation to play soccer.
Dreams became a reality for two Clarkston FC players this summer. Elvis and Phil of the Clarkston FC U19 Boys team found out they both will be attending Campbellsville University in the Fall of 2020. After being a part of the in the Soccer in the Streets (SITS) program for over seven years, these two athletes have fulfilled a goal they set years ago as youngsters.
Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead announced today that it has partnered with Footie Mob, an Atlanta United FC recognized supporters group, to provide two Mercedes-Benz vans for Soccer in the Streets, a non-profit organization that empowers underserved youth through sports-based training, character development, mentoring, and employability programs. The Mercedes-Benz of Buckhead vans will be available to Soccer in the Streets at no cost and on an as-needed basis.
Atlanta soccer fans, get ready to hit the fairways this fall for the first annual Gresselmania Golf Classic, hosted by Atlanta's own, Julian Gressel. The Gresselmania Golf Classic will take place Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at TPC Sugarloaf in Duluth, Georgia. The Gresselmania Golf Classic, created by Gressel and his wife, Casey, will raise funds for Soccer in the Streets to build a new StationSoccer in downtown Atlanta for kids to have access (and transportation) to play soccer.
Impact Day is defined as a day for collaborating with an outside organization and giving back to the community. A group of more than 50 Deloitte employees spent their 2019 Impact Day helping to improve our Clarkston FC facilities and teaching our youth how to prepare for a successful job interview.
Deloitte, a consulting company that works with many of the world’s most admired brands, has been involved with Soccer in the Streets for two years as the top fundraiser for the Corporate Cup.
ATLANTA (May 7, 2019) - The 4th annual Soccer in the Streets ATL Nations Cup event was held on Sunday, April 28th at Grady High School and the reigning champions the United Kingdom won the soccer side of the tournament. Germany came in as the fundraising champion to support youth players in Atlanta.
The City of East Point today announced an official collaboration with Soccer in the Streets to create the third StationSoccer™ location. It will be built across the street from the East Point MARTA station at 2848 East Main Street and expands the world's first network of soccer fields inside and surrounding major transit stations. Officially named StationSoccer - East Point, the third location of this innovative project will see construction commence on April 11th, with an unveiling to the community within the next month.
February 6, 2019, marked the 33rd annual National Girls & Women in Sports Day, a national observance celebrating the extraordinary achievements of women and girls in sports. The theme for this year’s NWGSD was “Lead Her Forward”. This phrase represents the confidence, strength and empowerment that women need to become leaders in sport.