Pleasanton Rage Hosts First Ever Day of Service, ‘Spring Into Action’
RICHMOND, VA (May 9, 2018) – On April 21st, Pleasanton Rage Girls Soccer Club, hosted the first ever day of service, ‘Spring Into Action’. The event was designed and organized by a group of 18 Amazing Young Women who are committed to giving back to their community. The vision for the event was to encourage all Pleasanton Rage players to take time out of their busy schedules, and give back.
In their first year, they had more than 70 volunteers at various locations around Pleasanton, California including: the Valley Humane Society, Adobe Creek Clean Up, a soccer clinic for kids with special needs, baking goods, and running three successful bake sales at the Pleasanton sports fields.
Spring Into Action was designed from the ground up by Pleasanton Rage players, including 10 players from the U13 ECNL and U14 ECNL teams. The group often volunteered on Friday evenings to brainstorm ideas, reach out to organizations in the community, and baking hundreds of items for the bake sales to raise awareness and funds.
“Working together to create this event helped my teammates and I realize how fortunate we are,” said Pleasanton Rage ECNL U15 player and ‘Spring Into Action’ committee member Emma Fuller. “This was truly a great experience and life lesson. I cannot wait to do it again next year!”
As part of the 2018 ‘Spring into Action’, the organization team held three bake sales to raise money, collect cleats, and build awareness specifically for Girls Soccer Worldwide. This non-profit organization uses soccer as a vehicle to influence gender equality and female empowerment. The efforts from ‘Spring Into Action’ helped raise more than $800 and collect nearly 60 pairs of cleats.
“Girls Soccer Worldwide is very thankful for the generosity of the Pleasanton Reage community, and more importantly, the girls who participated in the ‘Spring Into Action’ event,” said Walter Pratte, the co-founder of Girls Soccer Worldwide and Pleasanton Rage ECNL U16 and U17 team coach. “Our hope is that they realize the positive impact made. With the ‘Spring Into Action’ event, we will be able to make a stronger impact and continue to change lives.”
Congratulations to everyone that helped make ‘Spring Into Action’ a successful event. Thank you to all of the Amazing Young Women who participated, growing the game and making an impact within the community, and around the world!
About Girls Elite Clubs National League: The Girls Elite Clubs National League (Girls ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The Girls ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.
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