Leveling The Playing Field
A Brief Background
SportsParadize Soccer Academy is a not-for-profit youth soccer club serving a diverse population of under-served families from the central Orlando neighborhood of Pine Hills and surrounding communities.
The majority of our club’s players live in this dense, low-income community, which limits their ability to invest any family resources to play the game. From a survey reported by the Soccer Industry of America, the results indicate that soccer is a middle to upper class sport.
According to US Youth Soccer, in 2013/2014 there were more than three million registered players between the ages of five and nineteen in the US.
It has become my passion to help change the lives of our club’s children that live in this under-served community.
Equity is giving everyone what they need to be successful.
Equality is treating everyone the same.
Equality aims to promote fairness, but it can only work if everyone starts from the same place and needs the same help.
How You Can Help
All of the funds raised will help provide soccer programs, coach mentors, a safe place to play, pay for tournament fees, travel expenses and equipment for our youth players who would otherwise not be able to afford the expenses related to the sport. With your kind support, these children can reach their full potential, both on and off the playing field.
Ana Almonte, Volunteer Team Manager
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