U.S. Sports Camps, Nike, & US Soccer Federation teamed up to partner with Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County to host a soccer activation for youth aged 6-12. The soccer activation was designed to introduce kids to the sport of soccer and provide them with the opportunity to learn from experienced coaches.
"We are thrilled to have partnered with Nike to bring this exciting soccer activation to the kids of St. Charles County," said a spokesperson for U.S. Sports Camp. "Soccer is a great sport that teaches kids teamwork, communication, and leadership skills. We hope that this event has inspired more kids to get involved in the sport and develop a love for it."
The event was a huge success, with over 100 kids participating in the soccer activities. Kids enjoyed seeing their parents, caregivers, grandparents, and Club staff cheer them on from the sidelines. Coaches from Maryville University shared their knowledge & skills with the groups. At the end of each of the two sessions, each child received a Nike soccer ball, a t-shirt, and a backpack with poster kits & soccer cones. The event was made possible thanks to the generous support of U.S. Sports Camps, Nike, & U.S. Soccer Federation.
"We are grateful to U.S. Sports Camps, Nike, & US Soccer Federation and all the volunteers who made this event possible, especially our local Nike Air Manufacturing Innovation team," said Karen Englert, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County. "It was a wonderful day filled with laughter, learning, and fun. We are proud to have been a part of it and to have helped inspire a new generation of soccer players."
The following Tuesday, Club kids & staff were treated to the experience of a lifetime. Members & staff traveled downtown to watch the US Women’s National Team play Ireland. The USWNT brought home a win, and so did the Club!
About Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County:
For nearly 70 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County (BGCSTC) has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs daily during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character & leadership, and healthy lifestyles. Through annual summer camps, after-school programming, and community events, BGCSTC serves children ages 6-18 across St. Charles County and beyond to enable them to become responsible, caring, and productive citizens. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County on bgcstc.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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