The Football Club of Philadelphia recently got a new athletic equipment sponsor and ended up with 200 soccer balls they could no longer use. Three members of the FCUSA Philadelphia 1999 Girls Black team - Bryn Mclaughlin, Cece Penden and Christine Stavish - looked for a way those balls could be put to good use. They found the Kensington Soccer Club.
FCUSA runs player development programs and competitive teams in six states, including Pennsylvania. With locations in several places in suburban Philadelphia, they are committed to molding "productive, well-rounded players on and off the soccer field and provid[ing] pathways for continued success via club and representative teams, college programs and even professional opportunities... Teams within each club compete regularly against top level competition in leagues and tournaments to ensure continued player and team growth."
As a result of their donation, the soccer balls, many of them brand new, will be used at schools, rec centers, community centers and in our outdoor intramural program. Hundreds of Kensington children will benefit.
Huge thanks to Bryn, Cece and Christine, and huge thanks to the FCUSA Philadelphia club for the donation.