Since he was 7 years old, Stanley has dreamed of playing professional soccer for FCBarcelona in Spain. The sport has been a huge driving force for Stanley, who is now a 6th grader at the Academy for Global Citizenship, a Chicago Public School on the city’s industrial Southwest side. Soccer has inspired Stanley to focus and work harder, on and off the field. When Stanley struggled in school, he was motivated by his desire to play soccer in college.
At age 11, Stanley has been selected to represent the USA at the FCBEscola Tournament in Barcelona, Spain. As one of the top two players from the Illinois FCB Program, Stanley was honored with the opportunity to travel and compete with players from Dubai, Japan, South Korea, Egypt, Poland, India, and more. Participating in FCBEscola Tournament will give Stanley a window into the world of professional soccer, the opportunity to train with the best young soccer players around the globe, and a chance to represent his country and community at an international competition.
However, for Stanley and a chaperone to travel from the Southwest side of Chicago to Barcelona to participate of this one-week long tournament will cost $5,850. As a single mom with three children, this is not something we can afford right now. We are asking for your help to cover flights and accommodation. Stanley has earned this opportunity to compete in Spain. Can you help get him there? Every little bit counts as a show of support for Stanley’s dream.
Stanley says: “My dream is to play in Barcelona. I have worked really hard and will love the opportunity to play in Barcelona. It will be a great experience and I appreciate all the support.” Click
to watch kids like Stanley speak about what the FCBEscola experience has meant to them.
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