Shannon from Team SGP here! I truly believe soccer has helped me gain confidence, skill and knowledge and this is exactly what Grassroot Soccer (GRS) does with it's participants around the world. This is why I decided to run the NYC Marathon with their team! Grassroot Soccer is an amazing adolescent health organization that leverages the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize at-risk youth in developing countries to overcome their greatest health challenges, live healthier, more productive lives, and be agents for change in their communities. GRS has already helped over 2 million youth world wide.
GRS connects young people with mentors, information and the health services and empowers them to make educated choices by incorporating soccer into dynamic lessons about health and wellness that is engaging and helps break down cultural barriers.
It was a no brainer for me to join GRS Marathon Team because empowering young adults through the sport we love is exactly what we do at SoccerGrlProbs. My goal is to raise $2000 to help GRS continue to reach more youth around the world. Below is a link to my fundraising page- any donation would be greatly appreciated! A dollar, ten bucks whatever you can would be a HUGE help!!
Shannon, Team SGP