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New England Revolution Expand Community Collaboration with America SCORES Boston

New program will provide a week of programming for one student with every goal the Revs score at home

Boston, MA – 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.

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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.

Soccer Stars “Kick-It” with Fans to Support Boston Youth at Annual America SCORES Boston Gala

Olympic Gold Medalist Cat Whitehill and New England Revolution star Jose Goncalves
join fifth annual “SCORES Celebration” to raise funds for soccer and academic programming

Who:

  • Olympic Gold Medalist and Former Boston Breakers Player/Coach Cat Whitehill
  • New England Revolution Star Jose Goncalves
  • New England Revolution President Brian Bilello
  • New England Revolution Play-By-Play Broadcaster Brad Feldman
  • America SCORES Boston Executive Director John Maconga
  • Boston youth enrolled in America SCORES Boston programming

What:
The fifth annual SCORES Celebration gala to raise funds for America SCORES Boston’s soccer, academic support and enrichment programming for Boston’s at-risk youth. The evening’s festivities will include leading soccer stars and youth program beneficiaries who will take to an indoor soccer pitch for skills & drills demonstrations, youth poetry recitals, a live auction and epic foosball competitions. New to this year’s Celebration is a celebratory banner raising in recognition of 11 years of America SCORES Cup action. This year, SCORES will honor 2015 Cup champions Signal Ridge Capital Partners (Premier Division Champions) and Wells Fargo Securities (First Division Champions, two time winner) and will unveil banners for past SCORES Cup champions as they raise all 11 to the rafters of Cyclorama. Attendees will also enjoy a taste from local restaurants including Estragon, Morton’s, Teranga, Orinoco, Super Fusion and more, as well as craft beer from Boston’s own Samuel Adams.

When:
Thursday, October 8, 2015
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where:
Cyclorama at the Boston Center of the Arts
539 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116

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About America SCORES Boston
America SCORES Boston offers youth in Boston Public Schools an innovative blend of soccer, academic support and enrichment programs that foster the development of the whole child – as an athlete; a student; and a caring, confident, and engaged member of the community. SCORES serves more than 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.

Media Contact
Erin Evanoka, Elevate Communications: 646-456-9649, eevanoka@elevatecom.com
John Maconga, America SCORES Boston, 781-343-1776, jmaconga@americascores.org