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THE YSI FOUNDATION

The YSI Foundation was founded with the belief that any child who wants to play the beautiful game should be able to play regardless of socioeconomic status.

Unfortunately, the rising cost of playing soccer, coupled with rising economic inequality, is increasingly leading poor and even middle-class families to hang up their cleats. The impact on the kids who are forced to quit is devastating – research shows kids who don’t play sports are more likely to be obese, less likely to get a college degree, and more likely to suffer chronic illnesses.

This is why YSI Parents and YSI Founders came together to start The YSI Foundation – to give more children the opportunity to play the beautiful game and the tools and community to succeed off the field as well as on the field.

Through the generosity of our donors, The YSI Foundation will be able to provide financial assistance to participants and their families whose financial circumstances make it difficult to cover the cost of player dues and uniforms. Your donation, no matter the amount, will help us help children. The YSI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and as such, all contributions made to The YSI Foundation are tax-deductible.

For corporate sponsorship opportunities or other ways you can help, please see below and/or email theysifoundation@gmail.com.

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One way you can help make the beautiful game accessible to more Chicago children is by making a donation. Your donation, now matter the amount, will help us help children. If you are making a monetary donation to The YSI Foundation, don't forget to ask your employer if they will match your donation.

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