Evenfooting Soccer Clinic Graphic

FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY

September 5, 2017

Contact: Arianna Fishman (fishmana@hra.nyc.gov, o: 929-221-5249 c: 646-629-4723)

DHS ADMINISTRATOR CARTER VISITS FREE SOCCER CLINIC FOR GIRLS IN HOMELESS SHELTERS AND FOSTER CARE

Led by Olympic gold medalist, more than 300 girls will receive free sneakers, train and play for a day

NEW YORK—On Wednesday, September 6, NYC Department of Homeless Services Administrator Joslyn Carter will visit a free soccer clinic sponsored by Evenfooting.org, a non-profit organization that works to empower underserved girls through athletics, where over 300 girls living in homeless shelters and foster care across New York City will participate in a day of athletic activity, team-building, training, and fun, led by Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Women’s National Team member Kristine Lilly. Participants will also receive free sneakers, soccer balls and shin guards in advance of the first day of school.

West Side Soccer League will provide free scholarships to join the league for any interested attendees as well as 8 youth certified soccer coaches to coordinate the day's skill-building and scrimmage activities.

Media interested in attending should RSVP with Arianna Fishman at fishmana@hra.nyc.gov.

What: Soccer clinic for 300+ girls living in homeless shelters and foster care
When: Wednesday, September 6, 2017
10:30–11:30AM
Where:

Frederick Douglass Playground and Field
Amsterdam Avenue at 101st Street, Manhattan

Who: NYC Department of Homeless Services Administrator Joslyn Carter
NYC Administration for Children’s Services Assistant Commissioner Sabine Chery
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer
Olympic gold medalist and U.S. Women’s National Team member Kristine Lilly

 

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