Soccer in the Streets holds 4th annual
Nations Cup Tournament
Over $50,000 raised to support sustainable free youth soccer programs in Atlanta
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 tournament helps Soccer in the Streets provide sustainable free youth soccer programs that cultivate change, education, and empower youth. The event raised over $50,000 breaking last year’s total of $35,587. “We couldn't have reached our goal without the support of the players and their fundraising efforts,” said Phil Hill, Executive Director of Soccer in the Streets. “The tournament was a great success and we are looking forward to next year.”
The ATL Nations Cup featured teams that represent the United States, United Kingdom, Colombia, the Netherlands, Argentina, Iceland, Belgium, and Germany; a total of eight teams competed both on and off the field. Team Germany’s Tilo Fruth led his team to raise just shy of $10,000 in the fundraising portion of the event.
“The efforts from both our teams and their sponsors this year were incredible,” said Tournament Director Jessica Charman. “Our players raised, on average, an impressive $330 each. It is clear participants believe in our mission and wants to make a difference to Atlanta’s youth. Their funds will make a lasting impact on the communities we serve.”