even the field, change the game.
Open Goal Project players meet FC Barcelona!
what a day! after taking a Open Goal Project field trip to watch FC Barcelona training at FedEx Field, we were able to meet the players!
here's one of our boys, Lenin, snapping a selfie with the one and only Lionel Messi: a night we'll never forget!
Open Goal Project player becomes first in his family to go to college
we believe we can use the power of soccer to empower our players to develop as young men and women and so we're thrilled to watch one of our former Open Goal Projects players, Sam, kick off his college career in the classroom.
The importance of being there for our players...on and off the field
beyond coordination and financial support, we've built our program on intense mentorship for our players. because they are working long hours, parents of many of our kids will never be able to see them play, let alone accompany them on travel trips required in elite youth soccer. for our players to grow on the field and as young men and women off the field, we know we need to be there for them...
the cost for a talented youth soccer player to compete in Washington, D.C. can exceed several thousand dollars per year. with your help, we can remove the financial obstacles that prevent our kids from reaching their full potential as soccer players and young adults.
what we've done.
since launching in december 2015, open goal project has helped register more than a dozen local players to travel soccer teams, covered registration and costs for numerous players to attend summer soccer camps, provided free clinics and high-level training for dozens of youth players aged 5 to 18, coordinated and covered costs for 4 players to go on their very first trip overseas to Peru, Barcelona, Malawi, and Costa Rica, and watched one of our players lead her team to the VA State Cup championship.
and we're thinking even bigger going into 2018...