KEEP THE BALL ROLLING for kids during COVID
Now more than ever, kids in our community need your help.
In this unprecedented time, it is clear now more than ever the value of positive, character-building activities for kids in our community. Studies and stories confirm that kids who play sports do better in school, are more likely to go to and graduate from college, are healthier both physically and emotionally, and are not as likely to engage in risky behaviors such as drug/alcohol use or juvenile crimes. We are “MORE THAN A SOCCER CLUB” and are committed to helping kids in our community through the platform soccer creates.
At the same time, now more than ever kids will have less access to play sports due to financial reasons. Before our current financial crisis, studies revealed that youth from homes in the lowest income levels are at least half as likely to participate in sports than those who come from wealthier households. After the 2008 recession, participation in sports dropped nearly 10% across the nation.
On top of all of this, our community faces a crisis for kids with the big vacuum left by the dissolution of Salem Keizer Education Foundation. Our club is already stepping up to fill the need by engaging with our partners at the Y, Boys and Girls Club, SKSD, and Salem Leadership Foundation.
Would you consider helping “KEEP THE BALL ROLLING” for kids this year with a donation to CFC? As we look forward, we want to continue providing more than just soccer for the families at our club. We have set the goal to raise $100,000 by the end of 2020 to help keep kids stay engaged through this difficult time. We cannot do this without your support.
By giving to CFC's "Keep the Ball Rolling" campaign, donors over $500 will recognized on our "kick-wall wall of fame." This handsome kick wall, generously provided by Freres Lumber, will stand as a tribute to those who helped support kids during this incredibly difficult season.