Where did it start?
In spring 2020 the corona virus took the world by storm. Changing many of our lives. For many high school athletes this meant that their spring sports seasons were cancelled. Fortunately, for many soccer players they still have club teams they could return to when the quarantine is lifted. This is not true for many urban youth as they do not have that opportunity to participate on club teams due to cost and distance. KCK United was founded to give all youth of Kansas City, KS the opportunity to play soccer.
Why KCK United?
Kansas City, KS is made up of almost 30 different ethnicities and was recently ranked as the 2nd most diverse city in the United States. We see this as an opportunity to bring together people of different races, languages and religions for one thing that connects all of these people, soccer.
Does KCK United just represent soccer?
No, in fact soccer is just our tool to speak into the lives of youth of Kansas City, KS. Our main focus is discipleship or building youth into leaders who will train leaders. But wait, there’s more!!! We also instill the youth the desire to serve their community by doing monthly outreach and training our players to be servant minded.