Liverpool FC International Academy MA is committed to giving back to our local communities and in doing so have partnered with organizations which impact the lives of those who live and work throughout our communities each and every day. Throughout the course of our club season, our coaches, teams and players participate in awareness events to support these organizations and their missions through the game of soccer.
MAKING STRIDES AGAINST BREAST CANCER
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 communities with a shared determination to finish the fight against breast cancer. Passionate walk participants raise critical funds that enable the American Cancer Society to fund groundbreaking breast cancer research; provide free, comprehensive information and support to those touched by breast cancer; and help people take steps to reduce their breast cancer risk or find it early when it is most treatable. For more information, visit www.cancer.org
JORDAN HOSPITAL CLUB, INC.
The Jordan Hospital Club began in 1906 as a group of eight women who helped the hospital by wrapping bandages, sterilizing instruments and performing duties to aid the nursing staff. Now, over 100 years after its founding, the Jordan Hospital Club has grown to more than 350 members. Led by an active Board of Directors, hundreds of volunteers donate thousand of hours of service. Through our signature events, we are able to make meaningful monetary contributions to Jordan Hospital. Our largest annual event is the Polar Plunge which takes place on Plymouth Beach on the first Saturday of March. Twelve years and running strong, the Polar Plunge has raised and donated over $1,000,000, to the Jordan Hospital Club Cancer Center. For more information, visit www.jhclub.org
SOUTH SHORE COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL
Since 1965, South Shore Community Action Council has provided a range of critical services to low-income individuals and families on the South Shore of Massachusetts. SSCAC works to eliminate poverty along the South Shore by providing low-income people with opportunities and supports for education, training, and work. SSCAC’s Food Resources Program operates SSCAC’s Food Distribution Center with the goal of getting more nutritious food to more hungry people in the most cost-effective way through coordinated food pick-up, transport, storage and distribution. In 2014, nearly 600,000 pounds of food were distributed throughout Plymouth County. For more information, visit www.sscac.org
The mission of Community Kicks is to utilize soccer as a tool for community engagement and philanthropic service. While broad in mission, Community Kicks is focused on offering an array of youth programming in partnership with South Shore communities in Massachusetts to ensure that youth players of all ages have access to soccer regardless of skill, economic access and/or physical ability. For more information, visit www.communitykicksplymouth.org
***As of January 5, 2017, the 2017 Soccerthon fundraising event has been postponed to a later date that will better accommodate our participating teams' schedules. Stay tuned for an update by mid-February.
The Soccerthon is a fundraising event hosted by Liverpool FC International Academy MA to benefit two of our community partners - Community Kicks and Fragile Footprints (The Jordan Hospital Club). We work with clubs, towns, and schools from throughout the south shore to host a 24-hour soccer tournament designed to showcase how sport can be utilized as a conduit for social service and community impact.
About Jordan Hospital and Fragile Footprints
Fragile Footprints is a pediatric palliative program sponsored by Jordan Hospital and Cranberry Hospice, which provides services to medically fragile children and their families.
About Community Kicks
The mission of Community Kicks is to utilize soccer as a tool for community engagement and philanthropic service. While broad in mission, Community Kicks is focused on offering an array of youth programming in partnership with south shore communities in Massachusetts to ensure that youth players of all ages have access to soccer regardless of skill, economic access and/or physical ability.