SWB Greeley Receives Liberty Gives Grant
Soccer Without Borders (SWB) is proud to announce that it has received a $15,000 grant from the LibertyGives Foundation to support the SWB program in Greeley, Colorado. This will be the third year in a row the LibertyGives Foundation has supported the SWB Greeley program.
During the 2017-18 school year, SWB Greeley will serve 130 middle school and high school aged boys and girls. Our Greeley program engages newcomer refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth from Burma, Malaysia, Somalia, Eritrea, Iraq, and Central America through year-round on and off field activities. With this grant, the SWB Greeley program will increase its English language development activities through SWB’s new English-integrated soccer framework.
“Greeley is a city with very limited services for refugee and other English language learners. We are grateful to LibertyGives for their continuing support of our program. Without their investments over the last three years, we would not have been able to increase our number of teams and activity hours,” said Executive Director Mary McVeigh.
The LibertyGives Foundation was created by Liberty Media, which owns a broad range of media, communications, and entertainment businesses to encourage corporate giving. The foundation’s goal is to “support charities that address the needs of underprivileged and at-risk youth in Colorado, with a focus on proactive and preventative services.”
“The LibertyGives Foundation recognizes the vital role that Soccer Without Borders plays in the community, and we are delighted to be able to contribute to your remarkable efforts”
About Soccer Without Borders
Soccer Without Borders, a 501(c)(3) non-profit that runs year-round youth development programs in under-served areas in the USA and abroad, Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change. Through five core activities and a powerful team environment, SWB programs provide youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion and personal success. Since 2006, SWB has led programs and collaborations in eleven countries on five continents. The winners of the 2017 FIFA Diversity Award, Soccer Without Borders is best known for its work with newcomer refugee, asylee, and immigrant youth as well as engaging girls of all cultural backgrounds.