At Give for the Game, we collect new and lightly used soccer gear, to distribute to young athletes around the world. Our volunteers come from a rich pool of youth soccer players who wish to share this sport that has done so much to enrich their lives. We aim to make the world a better place through soccer.
Madison Williamson, Founder
Madi is a Seattle area humanitarian and soccer enthusiast.
In 2012, she and Lexi Kruger helped establish a soccer club, Nehemiah FC in Nyanza, Kenya. During this process, the duo organized a soccer gear collection effort to outfit the team. After the players were outfitted with gear, there were donations to spare, so Give for the Game was born.
More recently, Madi has expanded her humanitarian energies. In 2016 and 2017, she assisted on medical missions to the Dominican Republic, and traveled with humanitarian and medical groups to help the Syrian refugees in Greece and in Lebanon. Madi has also co-launched refugee advocacy group and online resource InSight, and co-authored the book Leaving Syria, released by Cune Press, May 2017.
Evan Mouchard, Youth Director
Evan is a student and avid soccer player in Southern California.
After spending the better part of his life kicking around a soccer ball, he knows a thing or two about the fun and camaraderie of participating in a youth soccer program. He also has seen the rewards of working hard on a team. Evan's competitive club team has enjoyed many successes over the years including being named State Cup Champions and earning the title of League Champions, Southern California Developmental Soccer League. Last year, Evan traveled with his club team to England for training and to Gothenburg, Sweden to compete in the international tournament, Gothia Cup.
Evan is pleased to bring Give for the Game to California. With the generous support of the soccer community and local area businesses, Evan is fast establishing a Give for the Game donation network in Southern California. In addition to working on international projects, Evan also plans to add some US projects as well. He looks forward to growing the soccer donation network and continuing to share his love for the sport.
Adam Yamada-Hanff, Special Projects Manager
Adam is an entrepreneur, social and animal rights activist in the Baltimore Maryland area. Adam is excited to help expand Give for the Game's efforts to the east coast, bringing clothing and soccer gear to Baltimore City where children of all ages are in need.
In the News:
Give for the Game is at the
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation many initiatives include supporting global healthcare and global poverty issues, but the foundation also strives to build a strong philanthropic base locally.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Visitors Center's "Family Day: Kids Can" event is aimed to encourage and inspire young people to get involved and give back to their communities. In 2013, our own Madi Williamson was included in the speaker lineup. Other event participants included Hope By Twelve, Kids Helping Kids, Callie's Coffee and other organizations.