Soccer Without Borders Expands Partnership with Capelli Sport
Baltimore, MD - Soccer Without Borders (SWB) is excited to announce that it has expanded its partnership with Capelli Sport. The innovative New York based apparel and equipment brand will provide nearly 2,000 uniforms for SWB youth participants, sideline apparel for all SWB coaches, and referee jerseys for all SWB referees at domestic and international program hubs. Capelli Sport’s two-year commitment as SWB’s official and exclusive uniform and apparel provider represents a significant in-kind investment in SWB’s mission to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change.
“Team gear strengthens the sense of belonging and unity our participants and coaches feel as part of SWB, and helps to address economic barriers,” said Mary Connor, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Soccer Without Borders. “In 2022, these uniforms will enable us to host 22 league seasons engaging over 170 teams, as well as enroll many of our teams in traditional leagues and tournaments. We are so grateful to our friends at Capelli Sport for this renewed partnership and investment in the Soccer Without Borders mission.”
Capelli Sport was founded in 2011 by President George Altirs, with the mission to provide quality, functionality and design for high-level performance on the field. The brand’s innovative, world-class training gear, equipment and uniforms have yielded many global recreational, youth, club, collegiate, semi-professional and professional sports partnerships and is distributed in more than 32 countries worldwide.
“We at Capelli Sport are very excited to renew and further nurture our relationship with Soccer Without Borders,” said Jason Arnold, Vice President of Sporting Business at Capelli Sport. “What SWB is able to achieve with youth around the world is very inspirational to our company and we are proud to support their mission and look forward to growing this relationship in the years to come.”
Soccer Without Borders serves refugee and immigrant youth from more than 65 countries of origin through its free, year-round youth development programs. A 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Soccer Without Borders engages partners and donors to fill crucial gaps in out-of-school time programming for youth who are too often excluded from extracurricular activities. Through soccer, education, and community-building activities, participants advance academically, acquire English language skills, develop personally, gain social capital, and lead healthy lifestyles.
About Soccer Without Borders
Soccer Without Borders uses soccer as a vehicle for positive change in the United States and abroad. Soccer Without Borders combines soccer play and instruction with education and community-building activities in a year-round program model that authentically shifts outcomes. Soccer Without Borders’ impact has been recognized by the global FIFA Diversity Award, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Award, and the Wharton School of Business’ Lipman Family Prize.
About Capelli Sport
Capelli Sport is an innovative sportswear and team wear brand focusing on design of the highest quality, latest fabric technology and design functionality for world-class performance on the field. For more information on Capelli Sport, current partners, and how to join the team SHOP CAPELLI SPORT, visit the ONLINE CATALOG PAGES, follow them on Twitter (@capellisport) and Instagram (CapelliSport), or visit the Capelli Sport Facebook page.
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