A fan favorite of Sounders FC supporters, Roger Levesque was named the Director of Community Outreach in November 2014. In this role, Levesque is responsible for maintaining and strengthening the club’s community initiatives, as well as evaluating and determining the overall strategic goals of the department.
In 2015 Sounders FC launched a new youth development platform, United in Green, to address growing inequity in our community by using soccer as a vehicle to empower and inspire. United in Green includes internal programs like Sounders in Schools, as well as local partnerships with organizations that leverage the game for good, including Street Soccer Seattle and Washington Youth Soccer’s Soccer for Success program.
Goals for 2016 include exploring how best to include the passionate Sounders FC supporter base in Sounders FC community initiatives as well as capacity-building through strategic partnerships to provide opportunities of growth for the community organizations we work with. Also coming online in 2016 is the Rave Foundation whose mission is to build small, urban, accessible soccer playgrounds for free play.
Levesque spent nearly six seasons with the USL-1 Sounders from 2003-2008. He then signed with Sounders FC in 2009, and made 53 appearances in three and a half seasons with the club.
Levesque graduated from Stanford University in 2002 with a degree in economics. After his professional soccer career, Levesque earned his Master’s degree in business administration from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in July 2012.