The Alabama Soccer Association (ASA) and the Alabama State Games/ASF Foundation are pleased to announce the partnership of these two great non-profit organizations that believe in mentoring youth through sports, education, and good citizenship.
ASA has a mission of improving the lives of youth emotionally, physically, and educationally through the sport of soccer. The ASF Foundation, since 1982 has been a statewide mentor organization with four main focus areas: Health, Academics, Athletics, Good Citizenship. Using sports as a vehicle, the ASF Foundation teaches youth the importance of positive lifestyle choices, good education, the importance of family and community.
“The Alabama State Games/ASF has a long standing tradition of promoting physical fitness, and character, by providing opportunities to athletes of all levels, says Tom Condone, ASA Executive Director. “We welcome this partnership to keep kids healthy and active in body, mind and spirit.”.
The ASF Foundation is home to the annual Alabama State Games sports festival event for youth and adults, modeled after the International Olympics. The youth and adult soccer tournament is a staple sport in the lineup of over twenty sports offered at the multi-sport event weekend. They also have a Student Ambassadors program for high school students, a Ur Keys 2 Drv Teen Driver Summit, Honoring our Heroes series, and the Wee Can Fight ObesitySM program. ASA and the ASF Foundation our both educational non-profits that believe in giving back to Alabama by reaching the leaders of tomorrow, today.
“This is an exciting time for the ASF Foundation and our annual Alabama State Games event,” says Anthony Terling, ASF Foundation Vice-President of External Affairs. “This partnership will provide many more educational, athletic, and mentorship type opportunities for Alabama’s youth. Our Student Ambassadors programs, where academic scholarships will be available to high school students in ASA. We are looking forward to working closely with ASA on these initiatives.”
About Alabama Soccer Association
As the Alabama affiliate of US Soccer and US Youth Soccer, the Alabama Soccer Association (ASA) is a non-profit and educational organization whose mission is to foster the physical, mental, and emotional growth of players of all ages, by creating and increasing opportunities for wholesome participation. ASA has a current membership of over 25,000 registered players statewide, youth and adult, and approximately 2,000 active coaches, referees, and administrators. For more information, please visit www.alsoccer.org and follow @Alabama_soccer
About ASF Foundation
The ASF Foundation was founded in 1982 at the request of the United States Olympics Committee. In addition to developing grassroots Olympic-style State Games for showcasing to Alabama’s youth and adults the tradition and ceremony of the International Olympic Games, the ASF Foundation serves as a statewide mentor organization. Alabama State Games XXXV - This Olympic-style event is Alabama’s Largest Annual Multi-Sport Event for Youth and Adults. To kickoff the weekend, come experience the FREE Olympic-style Opening Ceremony, the State Games FanFair, Athlete Leadership Summit, Olympic torch relay, lighting of the flame, fireworks, and much more….Don’t miss the Alabama State Games festival weekend, June 9-11, 2017! The event is co-hosted by the Cities of Dothan & Ozark and the Counties of Dale and Houston. For more information, please visit www.asffoundation.net or www.alagames.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ASFFoundation.