SOCCER TEAM HELPS USE THE POWER OF SPORT TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND MOBILIZE YOUNG PEOPLE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV
Jersey Express teams up with Grassroots Soccer to inspire youth.
SOCCER TEAM HELPS
USE THE POWER OF SPORT TO EDUCATE, INSPIRE, AND MOBILIZE YOUNG PEOPLE TO STOP THE SPREAD OF HIV
Jersey Express teams up with Grassroots Soccer to inspire youth to create meaningful change and play a significant role in realizing the value of sport and education across the New Jersey area. Newark, NJ (June 22, 2015) -- Grassroot Soccer (GRS), an international non-profit that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and empower youth to stop the spread of HIV, and Jersey Express a PDL team of the United Soccer League have partnered to combat the spread of HIV & AIDS among youth in Africa by inspiring the next generation of active young persons. In addition to Jersey Express, GRS has partnered with Positive Tracks, a national non-profit that helps young people get active and give back using the power of sport. Through this partnership, Positive Tracks will double dollars and raise awareness generated through the Jersey Express 3v3 PickUP on June 24th. That’s why Jersey Express is providing GRS with the opportunity to engage with the New Jersey community and its youth during their game against Westchester on June 24th, 2015. After the 2015 soccer season, Jersey Express will continue their partnership with Grassroot Soccer through their 3v3 PickUP Tournaments. These events raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic and raise critical funds for HIV education, testing, referrals to health services, and empowerment initiatives for African adolescents living in challenging circumstances. Through this partnership, young people in the U.S. learn about HIV prevention and AIDS and also experience the power of hands-on philanthropy, and the rewards of connecting to a cause on their own terms and turf.
Gali Maimon, the General Manager of Jersey Express understands the importance of education and awareness, “Youth and education are vital to our organization. The players are constantly striving to perform at their highest level. Our goal is to inspire youth to continue bettering themselves through creating awareness, while staying active.”
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