even the field, change the game.
Edgar in Costa Rica!
from Costa Rica with LOVE: we're loving this photo of one of our players Edgar mid-training while on his soccer-service summer trip with our partners at WOZA soccer! it's Edgar's first trip internationally and we couldn't be more excited for him. Edgar is our third Open Goal Project player to go on their very first international trip this summer, because of your support. thank you for helping open goals all summer and all year long.
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!
OGP Executive Director honored at DC United game
the other night we were honored to have our Open Goal Project Executive Director, Amir Lowery, recognized before DC United's game on the Jumbotron and fieldside as their 'Brightspot Community Star'!
Two years ago these girls weren't playing competitive soccer. This year, they'll be traveling across the country doing just that.
how about some GOOD news?! meet Precious and Ariana. just a couple of years ago, the only organized soccer these two supremely talented young ladies were playing after school was through DC SCORES.
fast forward to now: with the support of Open Goal Project and our fiscal sponsor DC SCORES, Precious and Ariana will be playing this coming year on McLean's ECNL team, one of the top youth girls teams in the area.
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...