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WA Youth Soccer Program Manager Named Sounders FC Community MVP


WA Youth Soccer Program Manager Named Sounders FC Community MVP

Help Soccer for Success win $10,000 and support 2 new school programs by voting today

TUKWILA, Wash. (July 12, 2016) – Washington Youth Soccer is proud to announce that Rachel Wilton, Community & Outreach Programs Manager, has been selected as the 2016 Seattle Sounders FC Community MVP. With this honor, Wilton receives a $1,000 donation which will be allocated to Washington Youth Soccer’s Soccer for Success program. Wilton is now a part of a community vote, and the winner will receive the 2016 MLS WORKS Community MVP award, and a $10,000 donation to their selected charity. Voting is now open through Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 PM PT – voting is unlimited so vote often!



Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation's innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for underserved youth in low-income urban communities. Rachel Wilton runs this great program in South Seattle for over 1,200 low-income children who otherwise would not have access to soccer programs.

With the $10,000 donation, we can add 2 new Soccer for Success sites at elementary schools for an entire year. We will be able to provide 100 children with a healthy snack after school, create opportunities for family and community engagement, and supply over 144 hours of soccer and mentorship.


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Thank you to Seattle Sounders FC and MLS WORKS for recognizing the positive impact that Rachel Wilton is having on the youth in our community. Don’t forget to vote for Rachel Wilton, Seattle Sounders FC Community MVP, as often as possible until Thursday, July 28 at 1:00 PM [here] and forward this information throughout our soccer community.

To learn more about the Soccer for Success program or to get involved, visit the Soccer for Success page.