Many thanks to Glen Gamble, Tim Woodcock and the terrific team at LA Galaxy OC. You have been such a friend to Give for the Goal through many seasons.
Founder, Give for the Goal
After spending the better part of his life kicking around a soccer ball, Evan knows a thing or two about the fun and camaraderie of participating in a youth soccer program. Also, Evan has seen the rewards of working hard as a team. His teams have enjoyed many successes over the years including California State Cup Champs, SCDSL League Champs in Tier 1 Division, CIF Champs and competing internationally at Gothia Cup in Gothenburg, Sweden.
As a student, Evan was pleased to bring Give for the Goal to California. While establishing the GFTG donation network, Evan was met with a warm and welcoming philanthropic soccer community. With the support of new alliances with businesses and local youth clubs, Evan grew the GFTG soccer donation network to share his love of soccer.
The pandemic put all GFTG operations on hold in 2020. In the meantime, Evan graduated from University of California, Santa Barbara in 2022 with a BS in Statistics and Data Science. Currently Evan is gainfully employed full-time as an Computer Engineer for the DoD – NAVAIR.
US Outreach: Project Baltimore
We are working to help youth in the US with Soccer Without Borders Baltimore.
Soccer Without Borders, Baltimore, runs youth development programs that equip newcomer refugee and immigrant youth. The program provides safe spaces where young people feel cared for, have a voice and can experience the joy of sport.
Refugees are one of the most vulnerable populations in the world, with nearly 30 million children displaced from their home countries. Many program participants have come to the US under difficult circumstances from countries such as Sudan, DRC, Syria, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Cameroon, Honduras, Ecuador, and El Salvador and most recently Syria. Many children in this group are getting the opportunity to participate in organized soccer for the first time in their lives.
With Project Baltimore, Give for the Goal has provided jerseys, shorts, socks, goalie shirts, referee outfits, cones, and balls to children from these underserved communities. We are committed to keeping Project Baltimore open as an ongoing project.
Here are Tournament Day shots from the Reunion Sportive d’Haiti parade of athletes.
Great to see our University High blue and white soccer kits on the big guys.
Thanks to your generous donations, Project Haiti 2018 is a success! Give for the Goal is open for collections toward Project Haiti 2019.
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Project Haiti was a success!
This year, Give for the Goal distributed shoes, uniforms and balls to children and young adults at the Reunion Sportive D’Haiti Soccer Camp.
Thanks to your generous donations. Project Haiti was a success!
While Give for the Goal helps contribute to the soccer needs of Camp Haiti, the Haiti is about a lot more than soccer. In addition to giving the kids a chance to play sports, Camp Haiti helps prevent juvenile delinquency and helps kids through local community empowerment, positive social interaction and youth leadership development and community stabilization.
For many kids at Camp Haiti, this activity is the only extracurricular activity available in their community. The kids are are provided with a healthy meal every day. And at camp they are safe and engaged in sporting and academically enriching activities.
After Hurricane Matthew destroyed the southern part of Haiti, Reunion Sportive has undertaken a reforestation project by planting trees to strengthen the local communities, reverse the environmental degradation, and combat climate change.
The kids learn new skills and develop new hobbies. They work as part of a team and help to set goals and plan activities with others. They make new friends, learn about their lives, and celebrate their similarities and their differences. They grow their imagination through reading, story-telling, skits, arts and crafts, dance, and sport.
Thank you to Martin Wallwork and University High School for your support.
And Congrats Boys Soccer on winning CIF.
Give for the Goal says thanks
Thanks to Glen Gamble and LAGOC Jr and Elite leagues for your continued support.
Announcing our Cleat and Ball drive for LAGOC Rec and Elite Leagues.
Every year, our players outgrow soccer gear that is still in great condition. Consider donating your gear. Many children in underserved communities around the world would love to have that ball or uniform your player is no longer using.
LA Galaxy Orange County is working with Give for the Goal.org, to host the LAGOC Drive. Your donated soccer items will have a second life after being matched with a child who can use them. Cleats can mean the world to a young soccer player. A uniform can give a child a sense of belonging. Let’s share this terrific sport of soccer. And you can declutter in the process, too.
APRIL DONATION DRIVE!
Give for the Goal is pleased to partner up with Reunion Sportive d’Haiti for Project Haiti.
This year we will be directing donation drives for Project Haiti to benefit the Youth Soccer and Leadership Summer Camp. This camp helps more than 2,000 boys and girls, ranging in age from 8-22 from greatly underserved communities. Local residents face many challenges including extreme poverty. The catastrophic devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew destroyed over 90% of the homes in some areas causing most families to struggle to meet their basic needs. This summer program is the only local program available to the children and youth outside of the school system.
Reunion Sportive d’Haiti is a nonprofit in the US dedicated to helping youth in Haiti.
In addition to soccer, Reunion Sportive d’Haiti undertakes many projects to support Haiti including clean water, reforestation, girls school support, and anti hunger projects.