Seattle University Brings Awareness to Homelessness through Soccer

2013-05-24

WHAT: Seattle University students are partnering up with Seattle Street Soccer (SSS) to raise funds and awareness for local homelessness support. The Capitol Hill Soccer Jam will be a 4x4 round robin tournament for ages 15 and up.  

The Sport Administration and Leadership graduate students chose the organization to support as part of a class project, because of the unique ways SSS combines sport with life skills. According to SSS, homelessness results from a breakdown in community. The coaches and staff help to create and maintain a positive community for people who are homeless. Within this supportive atmosphere, players not only learn the sport of soccer but also gain important life skills, which assist in connecting participants to jobs, education, and housing.   

91 percent of players involved with SSS have learned essential abilities that have led to life-changing outcomes in health, education, housing and employment.  75 percent of street soccer players are connected to jobs and housing, complete a rehabilitation program or further their education within a year of joining the program.   

WHEN: Saturday, May 25, 2013 
            10 a.m. 

WHERE: Seattle University Park
               E. Jefferson St/12th Ave
               Seattle, WA 98122   

SSS testimonial: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=514353905291409

For more information: http://www.caphillsoccerjam.org/  

The College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college in Seattle University, and offers 42 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and seven master’s degrees.