SOCCER


MLS W.O.R.K.S.
is Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people, and serves as a platform for League and club philanthropic programs. MLS W.O.R.K.S. seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader in improving the lives of people through sport.


The U.S. Soccer Foundation
is the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States. Established in 1994, the U.S. Soccer Foundation has invested more than $55 million, supporting hundreds of projects in every state. The U.S. Soccer Foundation supports programs and field building projects that provide low income and at-risk youth in urban communities with soccer programs that promote education, healthy lifestyles, leadership and positive alternatives to drugs, crime and other at-risk behaviors. For more information, visit www.ussoccerfoundation.org.


US Club Soccer
is a non-profit organization whose mission is to develop competitive club soccer in the United States. A member of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) since July 2001, US Club Soccer has grown to include member clubs and leagues in 50 states. US Club Soccer is a National Association member of the USSF.

In addition to registering players and staff, sanctioning leagues, tournaments and other soccer programs, as well as offering a range of programs for its members, US Club Soccer annually conducts the National Cup and the National Collegiate Showcase. US Club Soccer also directs its own player identification and development program – id2.
US Club Soccer is founded on the belief that soccer clubs, which are in the business of elite player development, need an organization of their own to foster growth, address concerns, and sanction and provide programs with a minimum of rules and restrictions. www.usclubsoccer.org


Founded in 1986, United Soccer Leagues has become the largest organization of elite-level soccer leagues in North America by building on the vision, commitment, and passion of players, fans, and investors. Now in its third decade of operation, USL continues to be a driving force in the growth of soccer in the United States, Canada, and Caribbean. USL provides a clearly defined path for the progression of male and female soccer players beginning at the youth level, continuing up through the amateur level, and on up to the professional level. A platform for countless players to reach for their dreams each year, USL is devoted to developing the sport at the grassroots level in every community across the region. Visit www.uslsoccer.com

  COMMUNITY


Harlem PAL
is the place where leaders are born.

Located in the heart of Harlem, our center provides a safe haven for young people -winter, spring, summer and fall.

Not only is the Harlem Center a place where we develop our youth academically but we offer Recreation, Boxing, Arts and Crafts, Step and Dance. We expand on our youths capabilities and empower them to strive for more thantheir best. The Saturday Academy focuses primarily on the performing arts; we offer classes in Choir, Tap, Jazz, Hip-hop, Modern, African Dance, and Step We teach our “Emerging Leaders” skills in leadership and communication, so that they can be an example for our younger participants. The counselors and specialists work really hard to ensure young people learn while having fun through Tutoring, Homework Assistance, Arts and Crafts, Music, Drama, games, recreation and much more! Being a member of the Harlem PAL has endless opportunities. www.palnyc.org

The Children’s Aid Society is an independent, not-for-profit organization established to serve the children of New York City. Our mission is to provide comprehensive support for children in need, from birth to young adulthood, and for their families, to fill the gaps between what children have and what they need to thrive. 

The Children’s Aid Society is dedicated to fighting and preventing childhood obesity. Our Go!Healthy initiative educates children about wellness and the joys of healthful cooking and eating, from birth through adolescence and beyond. Our health providers and nutrition staff have been able to achieve results with parents and children.

For more information about The Children’s Aid Society’s Go!Healthy initiatives, please visit: www.childrensaidsociety.org/nutrition.


Harlem Commonwealth Council, Inc. (HCC), not-for-profit 501(c)(3) local development organization dedicated to a broad-based economic uplift of Harlem and its vibrant multi-cultural community. Harlem Commonwealth Council's mission is to stimulate the overall economic development of the Harlem community through the creation of enterprises, generation of jobs, and improvement of services. Since 1967, Harlem Commonwealth Council has held firm to that pledge, serving the Harlem community by implementing any number of successful ventures and programs through the years that promote self-sufficiency amongst its citizenry and create stability in Harlem through economic development projects, academic empowerment, and entrepreneurial support.


Founded in 1999, Bill Lynch Associates, LLC (BLA) uses the experience and knowledge of its diverse staff to consult with individuals and organizations in the corporate, political, labor and nonprofit communities. We work in partnership with our clients to achieve results that are in harmony with their aspirations and guiding principles, by using strategies that enhance their capacity to meet their objectives and goals. Bill Lynch Associates is a certified New York State Minority Owned Business Enterprise.


The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
is a City agency of nearly 6,000 employees that manages and conserves the City’s water supply; distributes more than one billion gallons of clean drinking water each day to nine million New Yorkers and collects wastewater through a vast underground network of pipes, regulators, and pumping stations; and treats the 1.3 billion gallons of wastewater that New Yorkers produce each day in a way that protects the quality of New York Harbor.  To achieve these mandates, DEP oversees one of the largest capital construction programs in the region. As the City agency responsible for New York City's environment, DEP also regulates air quality, hazardous waste, and critical quality of life issues, including noise.

Visit us at www.nyc.gov/html/dep/home.html


Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ)
is a non-profit organization for poverty-stricken children and families living in Harlem, providing free support for the children and families in the form of parenting workshops, a pre-school program, three public charter schools, and child-oriented health programs for thousands of children and families. The HCZ is "aimed at doing nothing less than breaking the cycle of generational poverty for the thousands of children and families it serves."

The ambitious Harlem Children's Zone Project has expanded the HCZ's comprehensive system of programs to nearly 100 blocks of Central Harlem and aims to keep children on track through college and into the job market. www.hcz.org

  SPONSORS


Time Warner Cable
's New York City Region serves over 1.4 million customers in four NYC boroughs (Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island and western Brooklyn), Mt. Vernon, Hudson Valley (Orange, Sullivan, Ulster Counties and parts of Dutchess, Greene and Delaware Counties) and Bergen and Hudson Counties, New Jersey.  Visit www.timewarnercable.com/nynj.

Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cable operator in the U.S., with technologically advanced, well-clustered systems located in five geographic areas — New York State (including New York City), the Carolinas, Ohio, southern California (including Los Angeles) and Texas. Time Warner Cable serves more than 14 million customers who subscribe to one or more of its video, high-speed data and voice services. Time Warner Cable Business Class offers a suite of phone, Internet, Ethernet and cable television services to businesses of all sizes. Time Warner Cable Media Sales, the advertising arm of Time Warner Cable, offers national, regional and local companies innovative advertising solutions that are targeted and affordable.  More information about the services of Time Warner Cable is available at www.timewarnercable.com, www.twcbc.com and www.twcmediasales.com.


Part of the Fox Sports Media Group, Fox Soccer Channel and its complementary premium network, Fox Soccer Plus together offer the most comprehensive high–definition (HD) coverage of world-class soccer and rugby available in the United States. Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus – the Ultimate Soccer Networks™ – serve as the primary television destinations for coverage of England's Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League and deliver live exclusive coverage from England's FA Cup, Italy's Serie A and France's Ligue 1. Fox Soccer Channel reaches more than 37 million cable and satellite households nationwide and offers exclusive live match coverage of Major League Soccer, Women's Professional Soccer and the Australian Hyundai A-League as well as global tournaments including the FIFA Club World Cup and CONCACAF Champions League™.


Fox Soccer Plus
enhances the international sports experience with coverage of the npower Championship, Carling Cup and England Men's National Team in addition to  premium rugby from the Magners League, SANZAR, Tri-Nations, Currie Cup, Aviva Premiership and Heineken Cup. Fox Soccer Channel is the official broadcast partner of the United States Youth Soccer Association, and televises the NCAA Division I college men's and women's soccer and is an official sponsor of the USA World Cup Bid Committee.

For more information about America's most comprehensive soccer networks, visit foxsoccer.com and foxsoccerplus.com.

 

AMERIGROUP Community Care is dedicated to the Medicaid, expanded Medicaid, SCHIP and Managed Long-Term Care programs in the State of New York. Service areas include New York City, including the boroughs of Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, and Putnam County (Medicaid only). Operations under AMERIGROUP New York began in 2005

Helping to create healthy communities is the cornerstone of the AMERIGROUP Foundation's mission. Our objective is to serve as a national resource that fosters an environment where there is a continuum of education, access and care, all of which improve the health and well-being of the financially vulnerable and uninsured Americans.

Visit us at www.realsolutions.com



Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
is an international law firm founded in 1836 with approximately 400 lawyers and other professionals practicing in New York, NY; Washington, DC; Chicago, IL; Stamford, CT; Parsippany, NJ; and Brussels, Belgium, additionally offering a full scope of legal service through our affiliate relationship with the Mumbai-based independent law firm, Wakhariya & Wakhariya.

Kelley Drye helps clients reach their business goals by providing legal advice in more than 30 practice areas, delivered with efficiency, lean staffing, excellence in advocacy, early resolution of litigation and use of state-of-the-art technology.

For more then 170 years, Kelley Drye has provided legal counsel carefully connected to our client’s strategies and has measured success by the real value it creates. Although the practice of law has evolved with time, the value of outstanding client service – and Kelley Drye's commitment to providing it – have remained unchanged.