Unveiling of New Soccer Field for Youth of FC Harlem and The Children's Aid Society

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Ribbon cutting, youth clinic with international soccer star Edgar Davids and soccer exhibition in celebration of new mini soccer field and mural for the children and families of FC Harlem and The Children’s Aid Society. The field was completed with the proceeds from MLS W.O.R.K.S. and the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s ‘Streets to Fields’ Gala in March 2008.


Friday April 9, 2010 from 3 to 5 PM


The Children’s Aid Society Dunlevy Milbank Center

14-32 West 118th Street (between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)


Andy Humm, Bill Lynch Associates at 917-972-9600



Richard R. Buery, Jr.- President and CEO, The Children’s Aid Society
Irv Smalls- Executive Director, FC HARLEM
Don Garber- Commissioner, Major League Soccer
Ed Foster-Simeon- President, US Soccer Foundation
Edgar Davids- International Soccer Star and Former Dutch National Team Player
Holland’s Monta Street Soccer Team vs. New York Red Bulls Street Soccer Team


A Harlem-based youth development organization making positive impact on the lives of young people through soccer since 1990. We do this by using “The World’s Game” as a platform from which to provide opportunities and unique experiences that cultivate young leaders. For more information visit www.fcharlemlions.org

The Children’s Aid Society

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive.

The Children’s Aid Society is dedicated to fighting and preventing childhood obesity. Our Go!Healthy initiative educates children about wellness and the joys of healthful cooking and eating, from birth through adolescence and beyond. Our health providers and nutrition staff have been able to achieve results with parents and children. (For more information about The Children’s Aid Society’s Go!Healthy initiatives, please visit www.childrensaidsociety.org/nutrition).


MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people and serves as a platform for League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport. For more information visit the website at www.MLSsoccer.com/works.

U.S. Soccer Foundation

The U.S. Soccer Foundation is the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the United States. Established in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has invested more than $51 million, supporting hundreds of projects in every state. The U.S. Soccer Foundation supports programs and field building projects that provide low income and at-risk youth in urban communities with soccer programs that promote education, healthy lifestyles, leadership and positive alternatives to drugs, crime and other at-risk behaviors. For more information, visit www.ussoccerfoundation.org.