Through the REACH Program, Rush supports disadvantaged youth in developing countries by partnering with Rush soccer clubs, schools, nonprofit organizations, and communities to provide soccer uniforms and gear. By linking equipment donation to on-the-ground programs that develop youth soccer skills and promote health and education, REACH is contributing to stronger, healthier communities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.
Since the launch of the REACH Program in 2002 Rush Soccer has distributed hundreds of thousands of pieces of soccer gear to more than 30 developing countries around the world. From tsunami victims and Russian orphans, to the children of war-torn Iraq or HIV-ravaged southern Africa, REACH has given thousands of kids a chance to enjoy the game.
How does REACH work?
Rush Soccer is the biggest soccer club in the world with over 37,000 registered players or “members”. High levels of membership have created a large supply of used soccer uniforms and equipment. Seeking to capitalize on the opportunity to redistribute these uniforms with needy communities around the globe, Rush Soccer has established a standard process for managing the program. The steps below describe a typical uniform collection process that would take place over a one-year period.
We are currently working within our club to Identify our R.E.CH director. Please check back often for more information.