FC Kansas City announces partnership with Football for the World

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Updated: April 13, 2016
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OMAHA, NEB./KANSAS CITY, MO (April 13, 2016) — The Football for the World Foundation - USA (FFTW) is excited to launch a partnership with the women’s professional soccer team FC Kansas City. The two will combine efforts at the Blues’ game against the Washington Spirit on July 16 at Swope Soccer Village to collect gear for girls in need around the world.

FFTW is a nonprofit organization that works to improve the quality of life of children through the game of football, more commonly known as soccer in the US.

FFTW works locally and abroad, having completed mission work in Kingston, Jamaica, Tijuana, Mexico, and most recently, Arusha, Tanzania. The organization provides gear for those in need, completes field renovations and hosts development camps. Their main focus is developing transferable life skills in the children they work with, using soccer as a tool.

The organization’s next international trip to Naivasha, Kenya, will be lead by FC Kansas City’s own assistant coach, Matt Briggs.

A portion of proceeds from the game’s ticket sales will be used specifically to help cover school fees for girls enrolled in the local soccer program. During the two week trip, Briggs and the FFTW team will also donate gear and lead training sessions with local schools.

“I’m thankful for FC Kansas City’s support in helping Football for the World collect kit donations to help those in Naivasha, Kenya, who have far less than us,” Briggs said.

FC Kansas City will collect donations of gear at the gate. Acceptable items include: cleats, socks, shorts, jerseys, shin guards, keeper gear and soccer balls.

To learn more about the Football for the World Foundation or to make a donation, you can visit their website at www.footballfortheworld.org.