Soccer has been an integral part of my life, and has shaped me into the person that I am today in more ways than I could ever possibly count. From lifelong friends gained, memories made, to lessons learned, I’m not sure I could ever give back to the sport as much as it has given me. But, I’m going to try as I attempt my very first marathon, running for America SCORES New York.
America SCORES NY brings soccer and leadership opportunities to children across NYC, who otherwise might not have access. For many of us, playing soccer or engaging in other extracurricular activities was a rite of passage that came packaged with going to middle school or high school, and it’s a privilege that I wasn’t even aware I took for granted – until now.
America SCORES New York serves over 1,000 kids across 20 under resourced New York City public schools.
Our 2019 TCS New York City Marathon fundraising campaign will help this unique organization continue to strive and provide soccer, poetry and community service after-school programming.
How your donation helps the ASNY program:
$28 Purchases soccer / writing equipment for one poet-athlete
$52 Provides two poet-athletes with their own full soccer kit
$100 Purchases supplies for one team's Community Service Program
$250 Helps pay for 30 soccer balls
$500 Sustains a boys or girls team with all soccer & writing supplies
ASNY serves as a driving force in promoting fair play, self-expression, commitment and teamwork for NYC youth, ensuring we can shine a spotlight on these poet-athletes and help them develop the skills necessary to lead successful lives off the field and outside the classroom.