Saturday, May 31, 2008

Countdown to DC 08 Begins

Homeless USA Cup June 27-29
To Volunteer email

A year ago at the Urban Ministry Center we hosted a conference that was the first step in taking Street Soccer 945 national. Beside launching Street Soccer USA, the conference brought in representatives from 9 cities that wanted to use the soccer as tool to change lives and change attitudes about homelessness in their own community.

Now Street Soccer USA is hosting 11 cities in the nation's capital at the Homeless USA Cup. Local partners in DC, Street Sense and the National Coalition for the Homeless, were part of that original organizing conference and have been working since that date to put on the Homeless USA Cup.

Our sponsors include The Leonsis Foundation, Nike's Let Me Play, Wachovia, US Soccer Foundation, among others.

Participating cities include:

Charlotte NC, Urban Ministry Center's Street Soccer 945
Atlanta, GA, Task Force for the Homeless
Richmond, VA, The Daily Planet
Los Angeles, CA, Jovenes, Inc.
San Francisco, CA, Spitfire Soccer Academy
Minneapolis, MN, Youth Link
St, Louis, MO, Peter and Paul Community Services
Austin, TX, Life Works
Ann Arbor, MI, SSPORT
Washington, DC, National Coalition For the Homeless

Three day tournament will include inspirational speakers, soccer demos, LA GALAXY vs. DC UNITED, and most importantly scores of exciting 4vs4 soccer action for all to enjoy free of charge.

The tournament will also serve as a means for selecting our national team which will participate in the Homeless World Cup in Melbourne this December.

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