New program will provide a week of programming for one student with every goal the Revs score at home
BOSTON, Mass. – The New England Revolution are committed to making a lasting impact on the lives of young people in the Boston community, which is why the club is expanding its community collaboration with America SCORES Boston.
The collaboration between the Revolution and America SCORES will help the organizations better assist under-resourced youth in greater Boston while also cultivating the growth of soccer throughout the region. As a key part of the Revolution’s commitment, the club will continue to host the SCORES Cup, the premiere city-wide fundraising soccer tournament that raises over $300,000 annually for America SCORES Boston programming.
The new collaboration also features a matching-donation program, “Revs Score, America SCORES,” aimed at providing financial support to enable America SCORES Boston to continue providing its program free of charge to Boston area youth. For every Revolution goal scored at Gillette Stadium, the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation will contribute $100 per goal, which equates the cost of one week of programming for one child. All donations by the Revolution will be matched by one of America SCORES Boston’s corporate partners. “Revs Score, America SCORES” was announced at the sixth annual America SCORES Boston Celebration Gala at the Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts on Oct. 6 and will take effect immediately.
“The Revolution are always looking for ways to make a meaningful impact on the lives of young people in our community, which is why working alongside America SCORES has been so deeply rewarding,” said Revolution President and America SCORES Board Member Brian Bilello. “This program not only allows us to make a difference in their lives by supporting future programming, but it also provides another avenue through which we can share the great game of soccer with the next generation.”
“America SCORES is deeply appreciative of the New England Revolution’s commitment to working with us in helping under-resourced youth in Boston,” said John Maconga, executive director of America SCORES Boston. “I am delighted we are expanding our collaboration and will continue to work together for years to come.”
Additionally, the collaboration will expand player involvement with youth in America SCORES Boston’s after-school program through Revolution Academy-run soccer clinics and participation in SCORES’ Service Learning Projects.
About the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation:
The New England Revolution Charitable Foundation is the nonprofit organization through which the Revolution support charitable and philanthropic organizations throughout New England. The foundation assists a variety of charitable organizations and programs by supporting their health and wellness and sporting initiatives. In particular, the Revolution target activities specifically aimed towards youth programs and programs with close ties to the game of soccer. This support comes in the form of both direct grants and in-kind donations of tickets and Revolution memorabilia used at charity fundraisers, and through player appearances at charity functions and educational programs. For more information about the New England Revolution Charitable Foundation please visit the community page at revolutionsoccer.net/community.
About America SCORES Boston:
America SCORES Boston offers under-resourced youth in Boston Public Schools an innovative blend of soccer, academic support and enrichment programs that fosters the development of the whole child – as an athlete; a student; and a caring, confident, and engaged member of the community. Our programs empower youth to create positive in their lives, in their communities and around the world. SCORES serves over 1,400 youth each year and is one of the largest and fastest growing school-based after-school programs in Boston. Founded in 1999, America SCORES Boston is an independent, federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit and an affiliate of America SCORES, founded in 1994. For more information, please visit www.americascoresboston.org.