RRSC Teams Support The Gift of Soccer

Over the weekend the Rio Rapids SC U17Bs Scorpions and Rio Rapids SC U13Gs Thrash teams helped the Gift of Soccer with their international donation Pack-Up Event.   Members of the UNM Lobos Womens’s Soccer team also joined to help with the efforts.  Together...

GOS Hope Christian Mission

The Gift of Soccer Foundation is proud to have partnered with Hope Christian School to support their Outreach program to Ecuador this May. Hope Christian has been supporting outreach Missions to Ecuador for many years.  Chaperones along with students travel to the...

Pat Grange – The Empty Chair

You may have heard the name Patrick Grange.  He was a dear friend of the International Soccer Arena as well as a colleague and also a major part of the Albuquerque soccer community.  There is an incredible documentary about him and his family coming out soon.  Please...

Raise Compassionate Kids

Schools are doing a bang-up job teaching our children how not to treat each other. Kids learn about bullying the moment they enter kindergarten. However, most schools could use some help when it comes to teaching kids how to treat each other. How do I know? I lead...

Gear Collection – Mitzvah Project

Jordan Sambursky started a soccer gear collection for his mitzvah project.  Jordon is from Long Island, New York and his soccer club was swapping out uniforms and did not want to see such great gear go unused.  Jordan’s soccer team would have an extra...

Donations to Grenada

The Gift of Soccer packaged a donation for the girls teams of Grenada.  University of New Mexico Head Coach Heather Dyche is taking the gear to the girls of Grenada that she works with for CONCACAF. Heather’s teaching doesn’t stop there. Dyche is a...

Juarez, Mexico Donations

The Gift of Soccer Foundation delivered over 1500 pieces of soccer equipment in large 55 Gallon storage containers.   Working with Teresa Sosa of the FC Juarez Bravos El Paso Academy and Father Juan Carlos, we helped to deliver this equipment to an impoverished area...

Red Door Cup FootGolf Event

The Gift of Soccer staff ran a fund raising event at the Santa Ana Golf Club.  The Red Door Cup was a tremendous success.  What a fun and enjoyable evening.  The views were great and the game is a lot more fun and harder than one would think.  Everyone that attended...

Donations to Zimbabwe

The Gift of Soccer recently sent Jerseys and Soccer Equipment to a small village in Zimbabwe.  We also sent a few ultra-durable One World Futbols that never need a pump and never goes flat. The ball can withstand the toughest environments in the world and last for...

Rapids Northern Donate Gear

Thanks to Nic Smith and the Rio Rapids Northern Soccer Club for donating some new and gently used jerseys, shorts, and other equipment.  After cleaning and mending the equipment, the Gift of Soccer volunteers, pack into bags, label, and sort for distribution.  Over 60...

GOS at Stamford Bridge!

The Gift of Soccer Foundation Board Members had the privilege of taking a 2.5 hour private tour of Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge.  So soon after winning the Premiere League, it was extremely informative and full of great stories by the staff.  Got to see where all the...

Soccer in Italy

The Gift of Soccer Foundation Board had some wonderful opportunities to experience soccer on European soil.  The passion, the excitement, the family sense of community was unmistakeable. In Naples, we experienced kids playing with makeshift goals on concrete under the...

Donations to Belize

Recently the Gift of Soccer Foundation got to chance to help some villages in Central America.  The GOS team collected and packaged several boxes of Soccer Uniforms, balls, cleats, shin guards, socks, and a large collection of training videos and books.  The boxes...

Rio Rapids SC Holiday Party 2014

The Gift of Soccer held it’s 3rd Annual Rio Rapids Soccer Club Holiday Party.  Board Directors and Directors of Coaching staff and their families got to get together and celebrate.   What a great way to celebrate with the families and staff that work so hard...

Care4Communities – Honduras

Care4Communities wants to partner with YOU, joining together to minister to the villagers in La Colonia, in Roatan, Honduras.  We’ve created the name care 4 communities,  to be a bridge between two very different communities.   With the creation of this name, this...

ABQ Sol Kick-Off Party

The Albuquerque Sol Soccer Team had a kick-off party at Altitudes Bar and Grill in the Hotel Cascada.  Some of the team were announced along with the coaching staff.  Ron Patel and the other staff put on a great event. ABQ Sol Gear Ron Patel selling Sol...

Youth Sports – Specialize?

The greatest difference between our children’s sporting experience and our own is the rise of year round, sport specific organizations that ask – even require – season after season of participation in order to stay in the player development pipeline. The pressure to...

Rio Rapids SC Holiday Party 2013

The Gift of Soccer held it’s 2nd Annual Rio Rapids Soccer Club Holiday Party.  Board Directors and Directors of Coaching staff and families got to get together and celebrate.  What a great way to celebrate with the staff that work so hard together all year long....

ABQ Journal Rapids Coverage

By Ken Sickenger / Journal Staff Writer | 10 hours ago It might seem like common sense that a river and rapids go together. Officials from Albuquerque’s Rio Soccer Club and Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids have come to the same conclusion. The two organizations...

Notah Begay Foundation

The Gift of Soccer was pleased to donate dozens of cleats to support the Notah Begay Foundation.  Shannon Adragna, the Soccer Program Manager said the cleats are a welcome addition to the other equipment and really helps to keeps kids engaged and coming back to...

Madrid Signs American Kid

Joshua Pynadath, an under-11 player from De Anza Force SC in California’s Bay Area, signed on with Real Madrid’s Alevín A team for the 2013-14 season. He trained with Madrid’s U11s twice and FC Barcelona before being selected by the former. “They told me that I was...

Messi as a Young Boy

Lionel Messi was born in Rosario, Argentina on June 24, 1987. The dates on these highlights vary, but it appears young Leo is between 5 and 7 years old. The date of May 29, 1993 is clearly visible on one of the clips, which would make Messi not quite 6 years old at...

CO Rapids Clinic – ABQ, NM

Thursday night saw a great turnout for the Rio Soccer Club and Colorado Rapids Altitude Soccer Training Clinic.  Rio SC had 265 kids participate in the two session clinic at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta Park.  Brian Cookham, the CO Rapids Senior Director of...

GOS to Donate in Nepal!

Melamchi, Nepal Melamchi, Nepal Melamchi, Nepal We are happy to announce another international donation location.  Melamchi, Central Region, Nepal.  Deepak Rai was born and raised in this region.  He tells stories of growing up and soccer being the one true passion in...

Wigan – Regulated Champs!

Wigan Athletic’s victory in the FA Cup final on Saturday was sold as a fairytale. Dave Whelan, who had broken his leg in the 1960 final, was back at Wembley 53 years later with a club he had taken from the fourth tier to the apex of English football. Whelan was...

West Ham United New Home!

Olympic Stadium West Ham United’s plan to move to the Olympic Stadium has received the backing of its supporters after 85% of fans who took part in an independent SMG YouGov poll said they supported the move to the iconic new stadium situated in the Queen...

Poland Visit

From Northern Poland in Gdansk, to Central Poland in Warsaw, to Southern Poland in Krakow, soccer is king.  The country loves the sport and cherishes it’s Warsaw son, Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich & Poland National Team Currently). While we were there...

International Champions Cup

The International Champions Cup is an 8-team tournament pitting some of the world’s best and most prestigious football clubs against each other in a series of elimination matches to be played July 31-August 7. The tournament, which will be played in six U.S....

Premier League Coverage

The on-air talent behind NBC Sports’ Premier League coverage wasn’t the only big announcement made Tuesday. NBC also rolled out its programming plans for the 2013-14 season that includes live multi-platform (television and digital) coverage of all 380 matches, live...

Active Youth Network | AYSO

The Active Youth Network is proud to announce its acceptance as a preferred vendor for the The American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO).  AYSO was established in the Los Angeles, CA area in 1964 with nine teams. It was the dream of a group of devoted soccer...

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