Each year, Soccer Shots franchise owners join together to support the non-profit arm of the company, Global Goals. Global Goals was born out of a vision that the Soccer Shots franchise community could join together and provide opportunities for growth to disadvantaged children, through soccer, across the U.S. and around the world.
In 2013, Global Goals fundraising was redirected toward the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s annual Urban Soccer Symposium. The Symposium brings together coaches and leaders from across the country who are making an impact in their communities through the game of soccer. In many of these communities, a child’s involvement in a local soccer program is the only alternative away from gang violence and drug or alcohol abuse. “When the U.S. Soccer Foundation first approached Soccer Shots about the need for Symposium fundraising, we knew right away this was a no-brainer decision and made the commitment to extend our reach to the kids who need it most,” explained Global Goals Committee Chair, Annie Ferret.
During the month of October, Soccer Shots franchisees across the country will host National Clinics that serve as fundraisers for the Global Goals effort. During the Clinics, children will participate in a Soccer Shots session, parents will get to be a part of the fun, and there may be opportunities to meet some of the local leaders who are a part of the Urban Soccer Symposium.
For information about a Global Goals National Clinic near you, please email: email@example.com.