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 Kenya. In this process, the duo organized a soccer gear collection effort for the team. The duo outfitted the players and found themselves with donations to spare, so Give for the Game was born.
More recently, Madi has expanded her humanitarian energies. In 2016, she assisted on medical missions to the Dominican Republic, and traveled with a humanitarian group to help the Syrian refugees in Greece. Since her return, Madi co-launched refugee advocacy group and online resource InSight. This year, Madi co-authored the book Leaving Syria, 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 knows 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 SCDSL League Champions. Last year, Evan and team traveled to England for training and to Gothenburg, Sweden to compete at Gothia Cup.
Evan is pleased to bring Give for the Game to California. With the generous support of the local soccer community, Evan is establishing Give for the Game in Southern California. He looks forward to growing the soccer donation network throughout California and continuing to share his love for the sport.
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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.