P68Ajhc4wfvtHcsZJXINvBNKLd-_tClBrQYdO8sc6ScAEk760XY_eVGC3NvDUroNHtl04-TODlW8-ZxSP5MPfJMM8QDJsHr3ExOrs46Z7IM=s0-d PLEASE SUPPORT: SOCCER IN THE STREETS PARTNERS WITH THE COCA-COLA FOUNDATION TO IGNITE ACTIVITY AMONG ATLANTA'S YOUTH
PRESS RELEASE May 8, 2013

 

For Immediate Release
Contact:
Jason Longshore
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Soccer In The Streets

Soccer in the Streets partners with the Coca-Cola Foundation to ignite activity among Atlanta’s youth 

Increased opportunities to participate in sports based youth development programming will highlight the initiative  
Atlanta, Georgia, May 8 – The Coca-Cola Foundation announced grants to organizations across Georgia today, including a $75,000 award to Soccer in the Streets.  The grant will expand opportunities for Atlanta youth to participate in sports based youth development programming.

 

Soccer in the Streets works with over 1,300 Atlanta youth at metro schools, community centers, parks, and the City of Atlanta recreation centers.  Participants develop character traits, learn specialized skills, and gain employment experience through programming centered on soccer training sessions and matches.

Joe Hall, Chief Executive Officer of Soccer in the Streets, said, “We are very excited to be part of The Coca-Cola Company’s major initiative to fight obesity and support physical activity programming. “It will allow us to deliver programming to more of Atlanta’s young people who otherwise would not have access to such programs.”

“Together with Governor Nathan Deal and Mayor Kasim Reed, we are inspiring our hometown of Atlanta and home state of Georgia to be active,” said Muhtar Kent, Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company.  In addition to the grant to Soccer in the Streets, the Coca-Cola Foundation is supporting statewide initiatives like Georgia SHAPE and city initiatives like the City of Atlanta Centers of Hope program.

About Soccer in the Streets:
Soccer in the Streets, a non-profit organization based in Atlanta, GA, empowers kids who lack opportunity through soccer and employment experience. With over two decades of experience in the field, our programs develop the next generation of leaders who will eventually cultivate change and progress in their communities. For more information, please visit our website.

 

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