The Beautiful Game: It’s Not Really About “On” The Pitch

The Beautiful Game series explores how soccer makes a difference around the globe.

Been a very emotional week here at TSG and we are tardy in following up on our The Beautiful Game series.

Good news this month….the super touching Freddy Fund is about to break ground on their field–that story…is…amazing.

A phenomenal video below done to support youth soccer by Nick Butler, an 18 year old who attends West Hills Community College in Lemoore, CA.

Below that, a list of fine charities. Click around, donate, “like” their Facebook pages.

They are all truly…transformative.


Please support these heroes:

» Street Soccer USA

Right Now: The Homeless World Cup starts Sunday in Paris (Definitely need to follow this.)

About: Ending homelessness through sports

Social: Twitter, Facebook, More.

Story on TSG.

» (Boston) URGENT: The 24-Hour Barefoot Soccer Fundraiser

Date: August 19, 2011.

About: Help to fight AIDS in Africa.

» Little Feet in conjunction with the American Outlaws

About: Delivering soccer balls and hope all around the globe.

Story on TSG.

» Soccer Without Borders

About: Using soccer as a vehicle for change in the lives of marginalized youth.

Social: Twitter, Facebook

» Soccer For The Cure

About: Support to cure breast cancer


TSG encourages you to add your charity, ANY charity in the comment section below. Thank you.

Oh and these guys are going to a great job with the true Beautiful Game.

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Connor Walsh on 2011/08/18 at 12:38 AM

    That video = unbridled excellence

    tears after watching


  2. More heroes:

    * Grassroots Soccer –
    About: Vision a world mobilized by soccer to create an AIDS free generation. Have had over 420,000 youth graduate from their HIV-prevention programs. Mostly works in Africa (South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia) but has global efforts as well.

    * Soccer Dreams Without Borders –
    About: Mission is to provide educational opportunities to impoverished children living on the street, orphaned, living with life threatening diseases or have parents who are dying of HIV/AIDS. Most projects are in Africa (Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, Senegal, Sudan), but also has projects in Mexico and Bolivia as well as working with refugees in the United States. Partners with MLS and the Colorado Rapids

    * HavServe: Haiti Soccer for Development (Youth Soccer Program –
    About: The importance of soccer in the Haitian society and the game’s status as the country’s “favorite national pastime” make soccer and physical education programs effective tools for combatting Haiti’s development challenges such as extreme poverty, conflict, HIV/AIDS, and for helping achieve the Millennium Development Goals.

    * Play Soccer –
    About: A unique sports-oriented program that empowers youth to lead change in some of the world’s most-underserved communities. Projects in Cameroon, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, Zambia, Malawi as well as Appalachia in the United States.


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