Jacob Holroyd, one of our Boys U13 Select 2 players who is currently playing for our 2003 Premier Red team, and his Mom, Vera organized our first FC United Used Soccer Equipment Drive this past June on Uniform Day! They were both inspired to help during one of their family trips to Central America where they observed kids playing soccer, barefoot and with a ball made of tied up plastic bags. When Jacob saw this, he said that he would never care about the color of his cleats again.
We teamed up with Get!Give!Go! to help children in other countries less fortunate enjoy recycled soccer balls, running shoes, cleats and team uniforms. They collect used items from over twenty local grammar and high schools, colleges, teams and retail stores and ship these items to Africa, Tanzania, Haiti, Uganda, Costa Rica, Mexico and other deserving countries. We were able to gather shorts, jerseys, socks, shin guards, cleats, water bottles, soccer balls, cones and whistles that will be sent to Mexico! See a portion of GGG's email blast that was sent out to their supporters thanking Vera, Jacob & the club!
Thank you, FCU families for making our first Donation Drive such a success! Your contributions will go a long way to helping the children and families of less privileged communities who share our passion for soccer. We are looking forward to having our next Donation Drive be bigger and better. Stay tuned for more details to come.