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San Francisco City Football Club Announces Groundbreaking Community Events Slate for 2016 Season!

San Francisco City Football Club is proud to announce a full slate of community events for Spring 2016 with a focus on service, civic engagement and social change through the world’s game. From March through June, each month will feature a different event in which SF City Members, players, coaches, staff and the general public are encourage
d to participate. “Giving back is what sets SF City FC apart. We are using soccer as a platform to bring people together and amplify our voices as a community. By joining SF City, you become a part of something bigger than yourself and the importance of giving back to San Francisco really starts to shine through” said Steven Kenyon, Vice President of Community Development for the Club. The SF City Members Organization would also like to remind fans that each of the community service events listed below will be followed by social gatherings, such as match viewing parties, at partner locations.

The first event will take place this Friday, March 25 at the soft opening of Street Soccer USA Park. SF City FC’s front office and board of directors will play in the SF Derby for Social Good vs. the San Francisco Deltas front office at 5:30pm. Partners since 2014, SF City supports Street Soccer USA’s mission of using soccer as a development tool to achieve outcomes in education and employment for the least served across the United States. The new Street Soccer USA Park will attack that challenge by offering world class leagues and tournaments to athletes of all ages and skill levels. SF City is urging fans to come out and support Street Soccer USA in their historic opening event! Facebook event information

On April 23 and in support of autism awareness month, the SF City community will join Best Buddies Bay Area for their annual Best Buddies Friendship Walk. The event will last from 8:00am-12:00pm at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park. Best Buddies helps people with intellectual and developmental disabilities form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, improve self-confidence, and feel valued by society. Athletic activities and team building exercises help to achieve these important outcomes. To participate with SF City and Best Buddies on April 23, or to donate in support of their cause, please go to this event page: Best Buddies Friendship Walk with SF City FC

The following month on May 21, SF City community members will participate with Habitat for Humanity by improving and cleaning up Gilman Playground. Located in the Bayview district, Gilman Playground borders the site of recently demolished Candlestick Park. The Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco mission is to provide local families with a springboard to secure stable futures through affordable homeownership, financial literacy and neighborhood revitalization. To get involved with SF City and Habitat for Humanity starting at 9:00am on May 21, please email Ted Joseph at sfcityted@gmail.com to reserve a spot.

During LGBT Pride month in June, San Francisco City FC is proud to partner with the National AIDS Memorial Grove to help restore a treasured space just seconds away from Kezar Stadium. By taking part in their Community Workday program on June 18 at 9:00am, volunteers will clear weeds and debris, mulch and haul topsoil, plant new trees and shrubs, and learn about the history of the Grove. For more information and to get involved with SF City and SF Spikes at the Grove, please email Steven Kenyon at steven@sfcityfc.com.

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