[Greeley, CO] – Soccer Without Borders (SWB) announced today that it has received a $24,000 Daniels Fund grant to support its Greeley/Fort Collins Program, which it operates in partnership with the local soccer club, the Colorado Storm.
Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a tool to engage newcomer refugee and immigrant youth. In an inclusive, safe team environment, SWB participants form positive relationships and receive the support they need to achieve success on and off the field.
“The grant will enable our program to increase the hours and frequency of programming and the number of refugee youth that the program serves,” said Mary McVeigh, Executive Director of SWB.
Bill Daniels, a pioneer in cable television known for his kindness and generosity to those in need, established the Daniels Fund to provide grants and scholarships in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. For more information, please visit www.danielsfund.org
“The SWB Greeley/Fort Collins program, in partnership with the Colorado Storm, has grown tremendously over the last year, providing opportunities for soccer, team-building, civic engagement, cultural exchange, and educational activities to refugee youth, particularly in the Spring and Fall. We are incredibly grateful to the Daniels Fund for investing in the continued expansion of the program to become a year-round resource to these incredible young people,” added McVeigh.
For more information about Soccer Without Borders visit www.SoccerWithoutBorders.org