The best kinds of partnerships are those that support one another to reach new heights, deepening impact and expanding reach. With that in mind, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with Positive Tracks to keep growing the Ambassador Program.
Positive Tracks is a national, youth-centric nonprofit that helps Generation Next get active and give back using the power of sport. The Positive Tracks program plugs into charitable athletic events to double dollars and amplify awareness generated by ages 23 and under. The Ambassador Program provides the perfect platform for these young supporters and fans of SWB to get active in their home communities, rallying support and awareness for SWB programs across the U.S. and around the world.
Last year, Positive Tracks initiated a $25,000 matching challenge grant to the Ambassador Program. Over the course of 12 months, 40 Ambassadors from 11 different states invested 1390 hours playing, coaching, and sweating for change, crushing the challenge grant by raising more than $30,000 for SWB programs! From community clinics, to spring break camps, to small-sided tournaments, half marathons, concerts, game days, we stand in awe of the passion, energy, and creativity with which our Ambassadors approached this challenge.
We look forward to another standout year of partnership with Positive Tracks in 2015, with a goal of expanding to 50 Ambassadors and hitting the $40,000 mark, a new milestone for the program. YOU CAN HELP! If you are under 23 and want to become an Ambassador, check out the page and fill out the short interest form. If you believe, as we do, that our Ambassadors can reach the $40,000 mark and are interested in joining Positive Tracks as a funding partner to increase the challenge grant funds, contact Mary McVeigh (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Many thanks to all of our 2014 Ambassadors and those who are already playing, coaching, and sweating for change in 2015. A big shout out to Positive Tracks for inspiring more than 21,000 young people to get active and give back to their charity partners. We are proud to be a part of such an inspired community of charity partners and look forward to the year ahead.
About Soccer Without Borders:
Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the U.S. and abroad. Its year-round programs take a whole-person approach to youth development through sport, providing underserved youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success. In its nine years, SWB has led programs in nine countries on four continents, with an emphasis and expertise in serving newcomer refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth as well as engaging girls.
Contact: Mary McVeigh, Executive Director and Co-Founder, email@example.com, 857-264-0097
About Positive Tracks
Positive Tracks plugs into charitable athletic efforts to double dollars and amplify awareness generated by ages 23 and under. Best news is: Every dollar raised by youth and matched by Positive Tracks goes to our charity partners to benefit the people and places they serve. The end result sees youth of all demographics mobilized to move and empowered to give back: starting with themselves, starting in their own backyards.
Contact Founder: Nini Meyer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 603-252-9233