At Give for the Game, we collect new and lightly used soccer gear, to distribute to young athletes in the US and around the world.
Our volunteers come from a rich pool of youth soccer players who wish to share the sport that has done so much to enrich their lives. At Give for the Game, we aim to make the world a better place through soccer.
Madison Williamson, Director
In 2012, Madi Williamson and Lexi Kruger established Nehemiah Futbol Club in Nyanza, Kenya. They organized a local effort to fund the team and a soccer gear collection effort to outfit the team. After the Nehemiah players were outfitted the duo found themselves with 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 on many humanitarian and medical missions to help the Syrian refugees in Greece and in Lebanon. Madi has been working to raise awareness of the refugee plight. In 2016 she co-launched refugee advocacy group and online resource InSight, and shortly after, she co-authored the book Leaving Syria, released by Cune Press, May 2017.
Evan Mouchard, Director
Evan Mouchard 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. Evan 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 California State Cup Champs and League Champions of the Southern California Developmental Soccer League (SCDSL). Last year, Evan traveled 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. While establishing the GFTG donation network, Evan has been met with a warm and welcoming philantropic soccer community in California. With the support of new alliances with groups including LA Galaxy OC, USA Junior Soccer, The So Cal Player Development Center, and Soccer Without Borders, Evan looks forward to growing the GFTG soccer donation network throughout California and continuing to share his love of soccer.
Adam Yamada-Hanff, Special Projects
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.
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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.