Through an exciting partnership with Nike and Designed to Move, Grassroot Soccer has been selected as one of only 10 programs from around the world to participate in Nike’s “12.21 Move More” campaign. We have the opportunity to earn additional funds for Grassroot Soccer and to help kids around the world – just by moving!

Between December 17 and December 21, anyone with a NikeFuel enabled device OR the Nike+ FREE smartphone app can pledge Nike+ activity to Grassroot Soccer, but December 21st (throughout the world) is the day that counts! Get active and sync your Nike+ device by the end of the December 21, in order to have your NikeFuel “pledge” count toward Grassroot Soccer.

Grassroot Soccer will receive $10,000 (USD) just for participating, but the three programs that have the most NikeFuel dedicated to them on December 21, will receive an additional $50,000, $30,000 or $20,000, respectively.

Rally your friends, your family, your neighbors – everyone – to get active and pledge their NikeFuel to Grassroot Soccer on December 21.

IMPORTANT: for this contest, Dec. 21st starts at 12:00am UTC + 12 hrs. and ends at 11:59pm UTC – 10 hrs. For those of you on the east coast of the US, for example, this means 7AM FRIDAY Dec.20th – 5AM SUNDAY Dec.22nd – so you can count ALL your MILES during this time! You can run, walk, or get active in any way you wish. Remember, the Nike+ also works on treadmills if you need to head indoors!


  1. GET NIKE+
    1. Use any NikeFuel enabled device (Nike+ FuelBand or Nike+ Sportwatch GPS), or download the free Nike+ Running app for iOS or Android.
    1. Starting on December 17 through December 21, visit, where you will see the different programs to which you can dedicate your NikeFuel.
    2. Click on the Grassroot Soccer box, then click “Pledge Nike+ Activity” to be taken to our FitCause Mission page.
    3. Follow the steps on the site to create a FitCause account and sync your Nike+ account.
    1. On December 21, get out and move – run, jump, play – using your Nike+ device. Moving earns you NikeFuel and the more you earn, the more powerful your pledge will be.
    2. Please note that the campaign will last from 12:00 AM New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) on December 21 to 11:59 PM Hawaiian Standard Time (HAST) on December 21.
    3. Be sure to sync to Nike+ before midnight in the Hawaiian time zone to make your NikeFuel pledge count

Share your run with us! Tweet us a pic of your GRS workout to @GrassrootSoccer and you could win some GRS schwag!

Please share this with your friends – a simple way you can change lives – no $ required, just sweat!