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Virginia Dream FC to Participate in The Soccer Tournament (TST) in Support of Soccer Without Borders
Semi-pro soccer club Virginia Dream FC will be participating in The Soccer Tournament (TST) in support of Soccer Without Borders (SWB). The inaugural 32 team, 7-a-side competition is taking place June 1st through 4th in Cary, North Carolina and will include renown international soccer clubs such as Wrexham A.F.C, Borussia Dortmund, West Ham United, former US Men’s and Women’s National Team players, and more.
In order to provide exposure to SWB’s mission to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, the SWB logo will be displayed on Virginia Dream FC player jerseys throughout the tournament. Not only that, the club will also be fundraising for SWB by encouraging supporters to donate to SWB every time they score a goal.
“In 2016 I was fortunate enough to be awarded the Gatorade National Boys Soccer Player of the Year,” recalled team owner, Lucas Mendes. “With that award came a chance to make a donation to a charity of my choice. Because of my heritage and my love for soccer, SWB was my runaway selection. I hope that through Virginia Dream FC’s activities such as TST, I can help bring attention and exposure to SWB and its mission.”
For those who cannot make it to North Carolina, you can cheer on Virginia Dream by tuning into TST, which will be airing live across NBC platforms. Additionally, be sure to follow along with Virginia Dream and SWB on Instagram for tournament highlights and updates.
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. Learn more at www.soccerwithoutborders.org.
About Virginia Dream FC
Virginia Dream Football Club is a Falls Church City, VA based semi-pro soccer club that is rooted in creativity and forward thinking. The club's projects will create an organic connection between soccer, art, fashion and music, sparking a unique culture built around collaboration and hard work.They are a soccer organization for all types of players that not only allows them to advance and improve on the field, but also encourages growth and personal development off the field.They feel no one should be excluded from “the beautiful game” because of economic, social, gender or racial factors.
Dustin Alarid, Director of Communications
Soccer Without Borders
Lucas Mendes, Owner
Virginia Dream Football Club