Rise Up SC

At Rise Up Soccer Club, we focus on the whole girl. Our team of former players, coaches, mentors, and loyal fans builds girls' confidence and self-respect through the beautiful game of soccer. We coach girls to believe that with effort, there are no limits to what she can achieve.

Rise Up SC is a 501(c)(3) after-school soccer program for girls, made up of an all-female board of directors, volunteer coaching staff, and partners. We're asking for your help raising $10,000 to launch our debut program at Mount Vernon Elementary School in St. Petersburg, FL, in the spring of 2023.

Our goal is to provide girls in underserved communities access to evidence-based soccer programs and help them foster a sense of identity, confidence, and self-expression. Our sessions meet the unique needs of all girls, no matter her ability, background, or circumstances.
Rise Up SC believes in the power of representation and visibility. When only 37% of soccer teams in the United States are coached by women, it’s important to put them at the forefront. Our organization is 100% women-led, and our teams, board, and volunteers are staffed by women who strive to be the change they wish to see in soccer.

More than 1/3 of parents cite financial reasons for not involving their kids in sports. Rise Up SC provides free access to after-school soccer programming. Additionally, participation in youth sports has benefits ranging from academic success to an increase in self-esteem. With these issues at the forefront of girls' soccer, we have created a multi-faceted approach that combines physical fitness, social and emotional growth, and most importantly: fun and camaraderie.

When you donate to Rise Up SC, you are directly impacting the development and self-esteem of a young girl through soccer. Your gift will help us offset the cost of soccer equipment as well as administrative expenses, such as insurance and marketing materials. Join us and become part of the solution.

For more, check out riseupsoccerclub.org.
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Holly Lagasse
St. Petersburg, FL

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