Charity Games are low-burden, player-driven events that unite soccer teams around a common cause: empowering young people to overcome their greatest health challenges and live healthier, more productive lives. Bringing a charity game to your university, club, or high school is simple. Teams designate a regular season or exhibition game as a charity game, work with Grassroot Soccer to launch a fun, peer-to-peer awareness and fundraising campaign, and showcase their effort on game day.
Players find motivation and comradery in the opportunity to play for an important cause
The coaching staff brings new depth to the game and inspires the team with expectations that go beyond wins and losses
By embracing soccer for social good, the team has an opportunity to connect with the local and national soccer community in a meaningful way
Opportunity for a pre-season trip to Africa to play against top sides and create life-changing experiences
Players experience the power of soccer beyond the touchlines and learn about their broader role as athletes in the global community
Players leverage their position to spread awareness and change the odds for their at-risk peers around the world; every $25 they raise provides life-skills education for one young person
Many players choose to join the more than 200 college graduates who have spent a life-changing year working with Grassroot Soccer in Africa
Yale Men’s Soccer Head Coach
“It’s quite possibly the most direct charity foundation in the world that involves soccer, as the world’s game, and does a great job to raise awareness about many health and gender issues facing many less fortunate people around the world…it’s a privilege to be involved with such a great cause.”
PJ Phillips '17
Castleton University Men’s Soccer Player
"This is the fourth year we've held a Grassroot Soccer event on campus and it has become a staple of our team community service and culture here at Castleton."