25 years ago, Soccer in the Streets introduced soccer to disadvantaged kids in urban neighborhoods. Through the sport, we have instilled healthy lifestyles and positive choices to over 100,000 youth across America. In the next 25 years, through character development, mentoring, and employability programs, Soccer in the Streets will ensure all kids have a chance to succeed on and off the field.
On October 5, 2014, we will host the most amazing soccer game you've ever witnessed to celebrate! The match will take place in the Grady High School Stadium, right in the heart of Atlanta, and as a tongue-in-cheek protest to the typical formal banquet fundraiser, we host our banquet on the soccer pitch and attire the players in black tie and ball gowns.
It's more than fun and games... generous people across the planet pledge their dollars for these unconventional players in their fancy duds (ladies and gentlemen, dresses and tuxes - not necessarily in that order!) to kick about for a serious cause: the kids of metro Atlanta who need a helping hand. Complete with a professional British announcer, thrills and spills, hard-nosed tackles (in sequins), jamming music delicious food and coveted awards for the best dressed players, this is an event not to be missed!
Among the ways you can be a part of this annual celebration of soccer and social responsibility are: