Today, the United States Women’s National team faces Japan for the most prestigious prize in all of soccer - the World Cup championship.
In many ways, both countries owe their success in Women's soccer to the opportunities provided their female players from a very young age. But millions of young girls throughout the world are not afforded such opportunities.
At the heart of love.fútbol’s mission is a desire to provide all children, both male and female, with the right to play soccer in a safe environment.
Four years ago, love.fútbol completed a project in Las Canoas Altas, a small village in western Guatemala. Soon after the field’s construction, the local primary school formed a girl’s team that began practicing on the field. Just last week, the team won their regional tournament and will now represent the entire province of Sololá in the national Guatemalan tournament next year. This is a huge honor for a small town that struggled to provide opportunities for its girls before the construction of its first soccer field.
When surveyed about their soccer habits, more than half of the girls revealed that they did not play soccer prior to the presence of the love.fútbol field.
As you watch the match this afternoon, please remember the girls we have yet to reach. Please consider making a $20 donation to love.fútbol and help us provide the right to play for the girls in the next community.
The love.fútbol team