We had an exciting weekend of soccer in Pittsburgh! On Sunday, our 3rd Play for a Purpose Tournament saw 11 teams from across Pittsburgh, including members of the Point Park University women’s soccer team, CMU Tepper School of Business (2 teams), international groups, and PITT students converged to battle for our Champion’s Cup. It was a thrilling day – more than 5 hours of soccer!
In the end, the GlobalPittsburgh All-Stars came out on top! To get to the finals, they won their semi final in penalty kicks after a scoreless draw. They took control of the final game to assure their team name would be the first to be engraved on our Champions Cup!
On Saturday, we graciously accepted equipment and monetary donations at the third Turkey Cup hosted by the Sopweth Camels at Schenley Oval. The Camels’ annual holiday invitational featured other West Penn Adult Soccer League (PSSA) teams such as Tartan Devils and Ohio Valley F.C.
We’d like to thank everyone who came out to play to support CFDP this weekend!
Didn’t get a chance to play and this weekend? Stay on the lookout this week to see how YOU can maximize your impact by joining the worldwide #GivingTuesday movement.
We recently had the privilege to join a group of local nonprofit organizations for a luncheon with University of Pittsburgh’s Vice Provost and Dean of Students, Kathy Humphrey to learn more about a collaborative effort to create more opportunities for Pitt students to get immersed in Pittsburgh.
The PITTServes Program allows organizations like CFDP to benefit from the federal work study program. This means we can empower Pitt student employees with professional development skills and an experience like non other at a very minimal cost to the organization!
Combine this with our partnership with Pittsburgh Soccer in the Community(programs for children in the ‘burgh start next month), and the potential is great!
After the thrilling event that was our Summer Play for a Purpose Tournament at the University of Pittsburgh, we’re returning the competition for a fall edition! It goes down on Sunday, November 24th at the Charles L. Cost Center at the University of Pittsburgh. Eight teams are already registered!
This time, the stakes are higher. Teams will battle for the Champions Cup (with the winning team’s name engraved on the trophy). It doesn’t end there, however, as the top two teams will advance to a Tournament of Champions in the Spring.
Join the global sport for development community. Play the game. Create meaningful change in the lives of under-served youth in Africa. Check out the great time we had at our first ever Play for a Purpose Tourney in April!
What would leadership training be without some soccer action? Phase two of our leadership training conference early this month saw 30 leaders head outdoors to participate in the following drills:
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Although our leaders trained in the classroom during Phase 1, it was critical for our leaders to be trained in how to use sport for development. After the drills, our Director of Operations, Diony Collins, closed with some positive remarks, as most of the leaders mastered our curriculum. They are now ready to go out into their communities and teach it to our youth.