Grassroots Soccer benefit held in Rancho Santa Fe


A benefit was held July 11 at Delicias restaurant in Rancho Santa Fe to introduce the community to Grassroot Soccer (GRS), a non-profit organization founded in 2002 that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire, and empower communities to stop the spread of HIV.

GRS has programs in 23 countries with flagship sites in South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Founded by four professional soccer players, Grassroot Soccer is mobilizing the most vulnerable population of youth ages 12 – 19 to break the cycle of AIDS by engaging local coaches who equip young people with the knowledge, skills and support they need to avoid HIV and live healthy lives.

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