• Monday Feb 29, 2016

    SCCL, a platform to inspire social change

    In August 2015, Sounders FC held community events in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, ahead of their SCCL match with CD Olimpia. (Photo: Dan Poss)

    The Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) is not only a platform on which clubs compete at a high level internationally, but it is also an opportunity to promote impactful social initiatives within and beyond the participating teams’ local communities.

    Seattle Sounders FC, a current SCCL quarterfinalist, has joined efforts with the Seattle International Foundation (SIF), Street Soccer Seattle and Street Soccer Mexico to empower homeless youth in Mexico City.

    “SCCL and the game of soccer offer a unique opportunity to generate a positive impact and engage with communities outside of Seattle,” said Sounders FC Director of Community Outreach, Roger Levesque. “Through this initiative, we are not only hoping to make a difference at a local level, but also to raise awareness on the issue of homelessness, while providing opportunities that inspire change in younger generations.” 

    In conjunction with its SCCL quarterfinal series against Club America, Sounders FC raised funds through the generous contributions of the club’s passionate supporters.  These funds will provide resources for Street Soccer Mexico and Street Soccer Seattle to implement long-term programs that will empower younger generations in both markets.

    On Wednesday, former Sounders FC star and Mexico international Gonzalo Pineda will team up with travelling Sounders FC supporters to lead a 2-hour soccer clinic for 80 Street Soccer Mexico youth players, with the aim of inspiring the love for the game and raising awareness on social change.

    In August 2015, Sounders FC held community events in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, ahead of their SCCL match with CD Olimpia. The outreach efforts included a field-refurbishment project at a Tegucigalpa Youth Center, one of the only “safe” public spaces for kids in the neighborhood to play soccer.

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