AYSO Cares™ honors AYSO Regions who make a positive impact in their communities.
AYSO Region 10 in Palos Verdes, Calif. and Region 715 in East Providence, R.I. are the newest additions to the growing list of AYSO Cares™ Regions. Both Regions have unique projects that make a big impact on their communities and continue to work hard to make a difference.
Region 10 donates money and equipment to the Get Give Go charity, whose mission is to help children in countries less fortunate enjoy soccer by giving them soccer balls, running shoes, etc. This Region also fully funded the origination of the charity’s website.
“We are all in this together,” said Brent Daniel who is the Regional Commissioner of Region 10. “Helping one another and most importantly those in need teaches our kids the value of giving. Helping out in our community by working for those less fortunate greatens gratitude for what we do have.”
Region 10 also hold food drives for a local shelter during their Opening Day Ceremony and Picture Day. This past year, they filled an entire truck from their collection efforts.
Region 715 in East Providence, R.I., is also a new AYSO Cares recipient for the things they do to support their community. Each year, they collect food and toys for drives and collect gently used uniforms, cleats and balls to send overseas.
The Region’s families also take part in Relay for Life and raised over $10,000 last year and holds a “Goal Pink” day to raise breast cancer awareness and funds for the Gloria Gemma Foundation.
Each Region who is deemed an AYSO Cares recipient receives a badge to display on their website, social media and anywhere they see fit. We are adding new Regions regularly and hope that this movement encourages other Regions to take the next step in creating a positive impact in their communities.
“We appreciate the notice and recognition,” said RC Brent Daniel. “It does wonders for me for recruitment of volunteers, further goodwill in the community and leverage when dealing with the city and school administrations.”
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