Grassroot Soccer fundraising games are low-burden, player-driven events that unite soccer teams around a common cause: equipping young people with the life-saving information, services, and mentorship they need to live healthier lives. Bringing a fundraising game to your university, club, or high school is simple. Teams designate a regular season or exhibition game as a fundraising game, work with Grassroot Soccer to launch a fun, peer-to-peer awareness and fundraising campaign, and showcase their effort on game day!
Players find motivation and camaraderie in the opportunity to play for an important cause.
The coaching staff brings new depth to the game and inspires the team with expectations that go beyond wins and losses.
By embracing soccer for social good, the team has an opportunity to connect with the local and national soccer community in a meaningful way.
Players experience the power of soccer beyond the touchlines and learn about their broader role as athletes in the global community.
Players leverage their position to spread awareness and change the odds for their peers facing the highest health burdens around the world; every $25 they raise provides critical health and life skills programming for one young person.
The team designates a regular season or exhibition game as a ‘Grassroot Soccer Fundraising Game’.
A group of players, often the captains or the team’s charitable committee, works closely with Grassroot Soccer to learn about sport for social good and the Fundraising Game process. They will lead the team’s effort.
With support from Grassroot Soccer, the players launch a fun peer-to-peer awareness and fundraising campaign.
On game day, the team warms up in tee shirts provided by Grassroot Soccer and displays banners around the field; the announcer speaks about Grassroot Soccer and the purpose driving the game; the game day program explains Grassroot Soccer’s work and the team’s effort in support of an important cause.
Yale Men’s Soccer Head Coach
“It’s quite possibly the most direct charity foundation in the world that involves soccer, as the world’s game, and does a great job to raise awareness about many health and gender issues facing many less fortunate people around the world…it’s a privilege to be involved with such a great cause.”
PJ Phillips '17
Castleton University Men’s Soccer Player
"This is the fourth year we've held a Grassroot Soccer event on campus and it has become a staple of our team community service and culture here at Castleton."
September 29, 2021
SARAH LAWRENCE VS. RUSSELL SAGE
September 12, 2021
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