HYS Players we are asking for your help! As a partner of the New England Revolution, Hopkinton Youth Soccer is extremely excited to invite you to take part in our Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. initiative! Please see below how to get involved and help fundraise for the program! It is very easy to set up and we will provide social media links for you to interact with too!
This is a fantastic opportunity for our young players and people to shine and help our soccer community! I am eager to see which of our HYS players can raise the most…
How To Take Part
Join the Hopkinton Youth Soccer Team here: https://charity.pledgeit.org/t/Mk6XWQJe1D. Once you make an account there are clear instructions on how to share your link with family and friends! Any money raised will be added to the HYS pot!
Raise Donations: Send the donation link to friends and families https://charity.pledgeit.org/t/Mk6XWQJe1D/contribute
Take Part! From February 22-27th there will be daily touch challenges. Share photos or videos of you taking part!
Follow! HYS will use #HYSTouchesForChange on Facebook and Instagram as well as #TouchesForChange. Use the tags to help raise funds and share your videos and photos during the challenge week.
As part of the New England Revolution’s C.H.A.N.G.E. platform dedicated to promoting social justice and combating systemic racism, the club has launched the Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. initiative to provide new soccer equipment to underserved Boston youth, while also educating participants on key moments and leaders in Black New England history. The week-long fundraising campaign will run from Feb. 22 through Feb. 27, followed by a series of soccer clinics to be held in collaboration with Boston Centers for Youth and Families (BCYF). All funds raised through Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. will be used to purchase new soccer equipment including portable pop-up goals, soccer balls and drawstring bags, drill cones, and goalkeeper gloves, among other items and distributed to participants at future C.H.A.N.G.E. clinics.
Throughout Black History Month this February, the Revolution invite local youth soccer organizations and all members of the community to click here to register and donate as individuals or teams and pledge to record touches with a soccer ball each day from Feb. 22-27. The targeted number of touches ascribed to each day corresponds to a historical date or person of significance in New England’s long history of Black rights and social justice advocacy.
While donations of all amounts are welcome, here is an example of how contributions will be utilized:
- $1 donation provides a set of three (3) drill cones
- $16 donation provides one (1) pair of goalkeeper gloves
- $25 donation provides a soccer ball and drawstring bag
- $150 donation provides a 4’ x 6’ Kwik Flex pop-up goal
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our DOC Iain Martin directly. Let’s get fundraising!