Sounders FC strategically partners with Community Organizations
Unified Soccer & Special Olympics of Washington
Unified Soccer promotes social inclusion through shared soccer training and competition experiences for individuals with and without intellectual disabilities. Through MLS Exchange Games and our half-time CenturyLink Crossbar Challenge, Sounders FC provides Unified Athletes with experiences and opportunities to shine. Sounders FC Unified Soccer will take on Portland Timbers Unified Soccer on June 24 in Portland and on August 26 in Seattle.
YouthForce – Boys & Girls Clubs of King County
YouthForce programs integrate adult coaching and mentoring, skill building workshops and service learning, and hands on work experience in paid internships. Sounders FC is excited to partner with YouthForce to help low-income, underserved teens develop the assets and competencies they need to achieve their educational and career potential.
Soccer For Success & Washington Youth Soccer
A partnership between Sounders FC, Seattle Youth Soccer, Seattle United and Seattle Public Schools that brings soccer training and physical fitness to elementary school students. The program instills a passion for soccer, promotes healthy lifestyles, and encourages positive decision-making in low-income, urban communities.
America SCORES Seattle
A long-time Sounders FC community partner, America SCORES Seattle provides elementary school students from underserved communities with after school programs that combine soccer, poetry and service. Sounders FC players help America SCORES inspire youth to lead healthy lifestyles, be engaged students and become agents of change in their communities.
Street Soccer Seattle
Street Soccer Seattle uses the power of soccer to improve the lives of homeless individuals and strengthen communities in Seattle and surrounding areas. In 2015, Sounders FC is excited to partner with Street Soccer not only to grow the game, but also to teach skills that bridge the gap between soccer and the street and lead to success on and off the field.
Sounders FC partners with United Way throughout the season and support the following programs: