Soccer Shots Philly Scholarship Fund

$1,620 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 41 months
Soccer Shots is the children's soccer experience for ages 2-8. Through soccer instruction, we focus on positively impacting children’s lives and the communities we serve.

Why Does Soccer Shots Philly need a Scholarship Fund?

Soccer Shots Philly established this scholarship fund in 2015 to provide assistance and fair share opportunity for families requesting financial assistance to participate in our programs.  In the past, we have contributed over $3000 per year to support requests for scholarships and low-income school partnerships, but we need more support to keep up with our goals to reach every kind of kid in the city with a great soccer experience. We also will contribute 25% of your support to Soccer Shots Global Goals (detailed below). 

Twenty-eight percent (28%) of Philadelphians including 39% (~135,000) of our children live below the federal poverty level. Another 30-40% of Philadelphians live within 2 times the poverty level.  This means over 60% of our Philadephia neighbors do not have the means to pay for their children to join an extra-curricular program like Soccer Shots.

 To continue to address this need and offer Soccer Shots to children throughout the city, we need your financial support so that we can continue to say "yes" to all families who ask to participate in our programs. 

Our goal for 2016 is $2100

This is:

30 families receiving a scholarship for 60% off of their child's registration (or)

7 one day events with low cost schools serving children in low-income areas  (or)

3 low cost schools providing a full season to each of their children once a week for 8 weeks (or)

A combination of the three options above.

Soccer Shots and Global Goals:

Soccer is a powerful tool to positively affect children's lives. Through our partnership, we will contribute 25% of the money we raise to Global Goals that works
 with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to contribute to undeserved communities and children throughout the U.S. and around the world.  We believe it is important to make both a local and a global impact on serving children through the game of soccer.

To read more about Global Goals visit: http://www.soccershots.org/ global-goals/
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So far this summer, we have issued 4 scholarships out of 9 offered to our West Philly partners for our program at Cedar Park. All scholarship funds that go unused for the summer will role into our fall season campaign. We have already honored one request for fall and have 3 others pending.
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$1,620 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 10 people in 41 months
Created June 17, 2015
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Soccer Celebration Day June 25th
28 months ago (Offline Donation)

From our end of season celebration at Smith Memorial Playground, we were able to raise $350 in scholarship funds through generous donations from families in participation.

Karen Hunsberger
39 months ago

Our many thanks to Soccer Shots for taking part in the SAP NSQ 2015 Summer Picnic!

Luis Colmenares
39 months ago

On Behalf of Latinos@SAP we want to thank Soccer Shots for the Activity at SAP and to give us the opportunity to contribute to this scholarships for low-income families to reach every kind of kid in the city with a great soccer experience

39 months ago (Offline Donation)
The Home Hero
40 months ago

The Home Hero believes in the future of superhero's everywhere! Our donation to Soccer Shots will support the fall enrollment for new student participants. Won't you join us?

41 months ago
thomas rockett
41 months ago (Offline Donation)

We raised $65.00 at our Soccer Celebration Day at Smith Memorial Playground on June 13th, 2015.

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