SoccerFours, which organizes community pick-up soccer games in San Francisco, put together a fundraiser for Japan on April 2nd, and Senda provided the soccer balls for the game. Our founder, Santiago, had a chance to hang out with SoccerFours’ Chris Hutchison, play in the tournament, and even acted as the official photographer for the event!
Almost 50 participated, and SoccerFours was able to raise $800 which will be donated to the American Red Cross and their efforts to help Japan.
Thanks to everyone that showed up and played!
The Olympic Club soccer team chose the Senda Athletics Rapido Premier ball for the SFFL 2011 season.
On March 3rd, the team practiced at USF, and received the new Senda balls. Practice included former Women Professional Soccer as well as Major League Soccer players.The Rapido ball is our model for the highest level of competition, and it perfectly fit the level of the Olympic Club. We received rave reviews from the players, who loved the touch, weigh and and feel of the Rapido.
Established in 1860, the Olympic Club is America’s oldest athletic club. The soccer teams play in the San Francisco Football Soccer League, which was established in 1902, and is one of the most competitive leagues in the US.
Small Goals Big Change Tournament in Berkeley
Driving rain, a biting wind and near-freezing temperatures didn’t dampen spirits at Soccer Without Borders’ first annual Small Goals, Big Change Tournament in Berkeley on March 19th. Senda, which provided the tournament balls and lent a hand with organization, was a proud participant in the fundraising event.
Ten co-ed teams played in the all-day event at Gilman Field in Berkeley, with El Cerrito Futbol Club as the winner.
It was fun to be an active player in the soccer community, meet other players who love the game, and share an entire day with them. The dedication of the players (who huddled in heated cars between games) and tournament organizers was inspiring. It was especially heartwarming to see the leadership roles assumed by Soccer Without Borders participants.
The tournament provided a great opportunity for Senda to interact with passionate players. We received very positive feedback on our balls from both players and coaches!
Berkeley-based Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the lives of marginalized youth. It is one of Senda’s partner organizations, which benefits from the sale of Senda equipment.