Street Soccer PORT: SSPORT
The SSPORT program is a local soccer team for homeless adults in Washtenaw County. Players aren't required to be homeless to participate in weekly practices and scrimmages-it is open for anyone who is looking for a healthy, sober, recovery-sensitive, and fun activity! However, the teams that travel to participate in Street Soccer USA annual Cups are comprised of homeless individuals because SSUSA is an organization whose purpose is to raise awareness, implement social change, and end homelessness through sport. These types of programs have shown to provide a milieu for improving mental and physical health, improving self-esteem and sense of worth, nurturing self-empowerment, facilitating teamwork and team-building skills, and fostering a sense of purpose, direction, and plan to get there.
For more information, please contact:
Co-coaches Sara, James, and Linda in back row;
Volunteers Dave Altherr and Brad Wiley in front row.
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For S.S. PORT archives, go to: http://www.ewashtenaw.org/government/departments/port/street_soccer
S.S. PORT runs on donated equipment, funds and practice space only. If you would like to donate, please call or email contacts listed above. If writing a check for donation, please make check payable to: SAWC fbo SSPORT. Right now, we are in need of:
*Soccer shorts (all sizes)
*Indoor and outdoor cleats (small sizes for women/6-7.5 and large sizes for men/11-13)
December 7, 2013, we held our second "Soccerthon" to raise money for the S.S. PORT Program. Thirteen sets of teams played for 13 hours straight for three common causes: to raise awareness, raise money for the program, and have FUN! All three of our goals were met: we raised over $2000 for the program, members of several diverse community organizations and individuals from many walks of life participated, and fun was had by all!
|John Leverett fights Jonathan Duscharme for the ball near the boards.|
The Staff vs. Supervisors game was F-U-N!
|SSPORT took on the staff and won for the second year in a row!|