SportsQuest Nigeria Mission

The Gift of Soccer Foundation is proud to partner again with SportQuest Ministries to support their Outreach program to Badagry, Nigeria (about an hour west of Lagos).  Lawson Sampson heads up the SportsQwest West Africa Missions. Lawson suffered terribly as an orphan...

SportsQuest Ukraine Mission

The Gift of Soccer Foundation is proud to partner again with SportQuest Ministries to support their Outreach program to the Ukraine. SportQuest Ministries’ mission is to develop a new generation of leaders to start a multiplying movement in Ukraine. They believe...

Starr Brothers Support

The Gift of Soccer Foundation is proud to partner with Starr Brothers Brewing Company to host Collection Points for gear sent to Ecuador. Experts Revised ISC CISSP Doc Is The Best Material developing that is arranged Walkethe of the September, told 1981, 212628 the on...

Hope Christian Mission

The Gift of Soccer Foundation is proud to again have partnered with Hope Christian School to support their Outreach program to Ecuador this May.  Last year The Gift of Soccer Foundation worked with Rio Rapids Soccer Club to collect, clean, organize, and package over...

Rio Rapids SC Support

The Gift of Soccer Foundation is proud to partner again with Rio Rapids Soccer Club to support their Outreach program to the Ukraine. Over the weekend the Rio Rapids SC U17Bs Scorpions and Rio Rapids SC U13Gs Thrash teams helped the Gift of Soccer with their...

Global Kinetics Donation

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 Story

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 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...

Johan Cruyff Honored

The Gift of Soccer Foundation team was fortunate to travel Europe during the 2016 EuroCup.  In Amsterdam there was a great honor for one of the game greats, Johan Cruijff. Johan Cruijff, anglicised to Cruyff; 25 April 1947 – 24 March 2016) was a Dutch professional...

Lewandowski Warsaw Hero

The Gift of Soccer Foundation team was fortunate to be traveling in Europe during the EuroCup 2016.  The city of Warsaw was alive and filled with national pride and all eyes were on it’s National Hero, Robert Lewandowski.  Lewandowski is focused and proud to...

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 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...

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