Sockers FC is proud to partner and help sponsor Bridges FC, a program that provides a pathway for players to the professional level.
Bridges FC works with players who have a deep love for the game, but lack the networks, resources, and life essentials to maximize their development. We welcome young men from around the world and help them reach their highest potential in soccer by developing them physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
We are proud that the Bridges FC player-pool is approximately 200 players from fifteen countries; our work has contributed to five to seven Bridges FC players signing professional contracts each of the last four years.
The Sockers Youth Foundation, Ltd was founded in 2000 by David Richardson, Nilton “Batata” DaSilva, and Mary Magee on the underlying belief that the game of soccer provides an excellent forum to instill life values in young people that will prepare them to be responsible productive members of society and the community in adulthood. The Foundation will provide an opportunity for young people who would not otherwise participate in the sport of soccer.
The Foundation will operate as a not-for-profit Foundation under the laws of the state of Illinois and shall pursue and maintain a tax exempt status pursuant to Section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as amended from time to time.
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