Tuesday, 25 June 2013 10:27 AM
South Melbourne FC was proud to provide assistance to a wonderful charity recently continuing its focus on community engagement and assisting those less fortunate.
Over the weekend, South Melbourne provided 100 soccer balls to the Footys4All Foundation through the great help of SMFC legend Jimmy Armstrong.
The Footys4All Foundation is a registered not for profit children’s sporting foundation, that supplies new sporting balls from all codes (footballs, basketballs, soccer balls etc.) to disadvantaged, underprivileged and socially displaced children from around Australia and the world, free of charge. The Foundation’s mission is to unite the world through the power of sport and physical activity. Many of the children who receive a ball have never had one, something most of us take for granted.Balls are distributed via existing registered community, sporting, educational and charity organisations.
Speaking to smfc.com.au, Tom Kalas who helped facilitate the donation said “We at South Melbourne are extremely proud to be working with the Footys4All Foundation, and this kind of charity work highlights how football can make a difference and bring joy to so many people from less fortunate and underprivileged backgrounds. We have been working with a number of charities such as the Koala Kids Foundation and Challenge which both assist children with cancer. We want to teach our junior players more importantly that contributing to the community is an important life lesson that will hopefully become ingrained as they move into adulthood. All this is possible with the tremendous support we receive from Nissan Motors and Essendon Nissan who are our Principal Community Program Partner.”
For more information on the valuable work the Foundation does, please visit the website at www.footys4all.com.au