Target awards $1,000 to the Damascus Soccer Club in support of our mission: Character, Development, and Fun Through Youth Sports.
As part of Target stores Corporate Responsibility program, organizations across the country are permitted to compete for grants that can be used for player registration fees, player and field equipment, and training and professional development for volunteer coaches. Any eligible school, government agency, non-profit organization or non-profit regional/local soccer organization within the U.S., serving youth 5 to 18 years old, can apply.
The Damascus Soccer Club threw it's hat in the ring back in August of 2017. The stories we told in the application process were real stories from our fields and our sidelines.
And we won!
For 29 years now, our community has come together around the idea that our kids should have a safe environment to have some fun, make mistakes, and learn some soccer and life skills. Moms and dads have stepped up, joined hands, and shown our community that there is power in "us." Positive spirited adults have offered the best of themselves to the world through our Club in a public expression of unity and support for our next generation.
Target's corporate responsibility review board sees the positive things that we do, and they put their money down to show their support. Our kids see the positive things that we do, and we hope that they will realize their full potential and give the best of themselves one day to their communities.
To all the volunteers from our community who stand up to coach, to order and package uniforms, to handle registrations, to reserve fields, to paint, to inventory gear, to communicate with membership, to provide SSL hours, to organize BBQ's, to fundraise, to orchestrate tournaments, and any number of other super-cool / value-added activities for families in our community, this award is for you.
For moms and dads who pay for memberships and uniforms - who drive kids, carpool, organize team parties, and more, this award is for you.
For the many DSC members who built this Club and whose labors we continue to enjoy to this day, this award is for you.
Members from all over Northern Montgomery County have a lot to be proud of through the Damascus Socer Club. We're happy that Target has recognized that value and we look forward to what the new year brings!