This is so AWESOME, I am happy for Ed Foster and all of the rest of The FOUNDATION!
U.S. Soccer Foundation Wins National Sports Philanthropy Award!The U.S. Soccer Foundation was named a winner of the 2010 Steve Patterson Award for Excellence in Sports . The prize is awarded annually by the (RWJF) to the professional sports organization and individual sports philanthropy that most effectively demonstrates excellence, leadership, and a sustained commitment toward a mission that serves and improves the lives of others. Full Story >>
Reaction to the award:
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, RWJF President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey: “I am delighted to see the commitment the U.S. Soccer Foundation has shown to promoting physical activity and healthy living through the sport of soccer."
Ed Foster-Simeon, President & CEO of the U.S. Soccer Foundation: “We are truly honored to be recognized by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation's largest philanthropy devoted solely to the public's health, and to be in the company of so many other excellent organizations. The attention this award brings to our work, particularly our focus on healthy living and combating , is invaluable.”
Carlette Patterson, Steve’s Widow and President of Patterson Sports Ventures: “Both of the 2010 award winners represent Steve’s vision of and devotion to improving the lives of others. Our family is honored that two strategic organizations are continuing his legacy.”
**The U.S. Soccer Foundation will be formally recognized with the Steve Patterson Award in Washington, D.C. at the annual Sneaker Ball . Full Story >>
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