2023 Boston Scores Celebration
Thursday from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM EDT
Scores Celebration is our annual fundraising dinner dedicated to celebrating our Poet-Athletes & Coach-Mentors, honoring leaders in our community, and connecting supporters that are invested in championing Boston’s youth.
This September we gather together to mark 25 years of providing free after school and summer soccer, poetry and service learning programs to students and families all across the City of Boston.
Boston Scores’ programs were born out of the desire to close the opportunity gap for students in inner-city Boston, with a specific focus on soccer and enrichment activities. While soccer is generally played across economic classes internationally, the sport is organized around a “pay to play” model in the United States, requiring considerable financial contributions to cover equipment costs, travel expenses, club fees, and much more. Play equity gaps quickly become health equity gaps, leaving youth at a higher risk of developing various diseases and mental health disorders.
Through Scores, students can join a free soccer team at their school. After their practices, they move with their team from the pitch to the classroom, where they engage in hands-on curricula geared towards their interest levels. They experience the benefits of physical activity, positive relationships with peers and coach-mentors, and emerge empowered to make positive changes in their lives and in their communities. Find out more about our programs here.