POSTED ON 8/15/11 | Last Saturday, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Nestlé® Pure Life® Water will donate a Sport Court® futsal surface to the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club. The donation will provide a high-quality surface for the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club to expand their current futsal programming.
The U.S. Soccer Foundation and Nestlé® Pure Life’s® “Echale Agua a Tu Vida” will also host free Passback Clinics on Saturday as part of the fifth annual Passback Tour. Special guest Cristina Saralegui, Nestlé® Pure Life’s® spokesperson and supporter of healthy habits for the Hispanic community, will join the event at Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club to donate the Sport Court soccer surface on behalf of Nestlé® Pure Life®.
“The Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club is honored to receive the Sport Court donation from the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Nestlé® Pure Life®,” said Les Jones, Executive Director of the Club, “as our soccer and futsal programming continues to grow, this allows us a safe place to play and showcase our talented young individuals.” The Watts/Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club provides delinquency prevention and youth development programs and services for boys and girls, with special concern for the disadvantaged.
“We are delighted to partner with Nestlé® Pure Life® to donate this Sport Court surface to the Watts-Willowbrook Boys & Girls Club,” said U.S. Soccer Foundation President and CEO, Ed Foster Simeon. “We are excited to provide a place for children and families to gather and enjoy the game of soccer.”
“The ‘Echale Agua a Tu Vida’ initiative is about inspiring families to live healthier lifestyles through staying active and incorporating water into their daily routines” said Laetitia Allexant, Group Marketing Manager of Nestlé® Pure Life®. “We are excited to promote healthy living in the Watts-Willowbrook community through this Sport Court donation.”
The 2011 Passback Tour runs from July to October, reaching nine communities: Miami, Washington, D.C., Houston, Los Angeles, Newark, Dallas, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Phoenix. The Tour works with children ages 5-12, offering soccer games and activities that emphasize healthy lifestyles. Through the partnership with Nestlé® Pure Life®, the Tour also features interactive hydration booths for families of youth participating in the soccer clinics.
The Passback Tour also connects families with local soccer programs that can help children achieve the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Through interactive games and health education, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and Nestlé® Pure Life® strive to cultivate healthy and active lifestyles in communities across the country through the game of soccer.
Keep track of the Passback Tour! www.ussoccerfoundation.org/tour.