We’re more than happy to announce that Senda has made the official ball for Street Soccer USA’s 2012 NYC Cup
. 25 specially-designed versions of the Rio Futsal
will make the journey to New York City, and each Street Soccer USA City will go back home with one of them (you can purchase your own mini-ball version at the Cup where a portion of the proceeds goes back to Street Soccer USA).
Street Soccer USA teaches homeless people life skills through sport, and last year’s Cup
, held in Washington, D.C. was a major success. More than 200 players and coaches participated. Most of them were homeless and former participants in Street Soccer USA. A lot of them went to D.C. as coaches, players, or supporters.
For Street Soccer USA tournaments, sportsmanship counts for a lot. Last year’s Cup introduced the use of green cards. When teams were even on points after group play, the green cards served as the tie-breaker. Handed out by referees after a match, they are awarded to players that show positive sportsmanship during a game.
This year, the Cup will be bigger than ever, with the final games being played at Times Square. Teams will be co-ed, and will come together from all over the nation to play soccer and fight against homelessness. Sign up here to get involved in either of these three ways:
- PLAY- Sign your team up to play in either the Open Cup or the Corporate Cup.
- VOLUNTEER- Sign up to help out with NYC Cup weekend activities.
- SPONSOR- Make a donation to help support Street Soccer USA players and teams.
OR if you’re in the New York City area, come out and support the nation’s premier sport for social change event by cheering on:
July 26-27, 8am-8pm at Broome and Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side
July 29, 8am-4pm at Times Square 46th Street Plaza Click here to read more about Senda’s partnership with the Bay Area branch of Street Soccer USA. Read our previous blog post with Street Soccer USA coach, Antoine Lagarde, here.