Street Soccer USA, an innovative sports for social change organization, and HELP USA, one of the nations leading providers of homeless services, will host the "Sport for Social Change" Fundraiser in Washington, D.C. with special guest Kenneth Cole on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 from 6pm at Teatro Goldoni in Washington, D.C.
The event will bring together leaders in public service, business and entertainment and sports including Ted Leonsis, Mark Ein, Ben Olsen from D.C. United, and Maria Cuomo-Cole to support SSUSA's on-going efforts to eradicate homelessness in the United States through sports programs. For the past four years, Street Soccer USA has organized national street soccer tournaments for the homeless and is the sponsor organization that coordinates the U.S. national team to participate in the Homeless World Cup.
Tickets for the event are available at the $200, $500, and $1,000 level. Any support will help bring sports based mentoring and assistance to the homeless in Washington, D.C. ahead of this summer's 2nd Street Soccer USA Cup. For more information contact: Jeremy M. Goldberg, Venture Fund Director.
About Street Soccer USA
Founded in Street Soccer USA (SSUSA) is a 501c3, non- profit organization that promotes, advocates, and utilizes the power of soccer as a vehicle for intervention, education and empowerment among the homeless living in the United States. SSUSA works with 16 social service and homeless service agencies from New York to Los Angeles.
SSUSA believes that adding a layer of sports intervention to existing homeless services programs will enhance existing programs and help reduce homelessness in the United States. Ultimately, SSUSA aims to get homeless men, women, and youth off the streets. By setting three, six, and 12 months goals with players we help them move forward,"scoring goals on the field, and achieving their goals in life."
About HELP USA
Founded by Andrew Cuomo in 1986 and recognized by the United States Congress as a national model, HELP USA is one of the country's largest builders and operators of service-enriched transitional and low-income permanent housing. The organization has 19 residential communities in the New York metropolitan area, and were recruited to expand their model in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Buffalo and Houston. HELP USA continues to pursue every opportunity to provide service-enriched housing to people in need, with a goal of 200 units of new housing each year.