Date:Saturday May 8 2010
Wigan Athletic player Emmerson Boyce has been named the FIRST International Ambassador for the Street Soccer USA.org Charity - www.streetsoccerusa.org
Emmerson will be actively involved in Street Soccer USA making personal appearances at SSUSA teams in various cities across all regions of the United States whilst also be sending some interactive correspondence through video messages during his 2010/11 English Premier League season campaign. SSUSA Teams are organized at homeless shelters, employment programs, and recovery houses to help teens and adults achieve positive outcomes in education, jobs, and housing placement.
Emmerson says, "Football, or Soccer in this case, is a global sport, it can lift all of our spirits and improve all of our lives and I want to promote the use of the beautiful game in this way.
"It is a privilege and an honour to be named the first International Ambassador for Street Soccer USA. SSUSA is an amazing organization with true values mirroring those at the heart of soccer: Teamwork and Passion!
"I will be making regular visits to the SSUSA Teams which will give me a chance to hang out with the players and maybe pick up some SSUSA skills to bring back to England!!'
Street Soccer USA Founder, Lawrence Cann added, "Ending homelessness and poverty is indeed a team sport, and when athletes and world citizens like Emmerson join the team it affirms our players efforts, inspires our volunteers, and teaches us all the power we have as individuals to change our world."
About SSUSA.org :
Street Soccer USA (SSUSA) is sport for development program of HELP USA, which believes ending homelessness is a team sport. Through a systematic approach, SSUSA Builds community and trust through sport with participants and volunteers, transforming the context within which they live from one of isolation, abuse, and marginalization, to one of community, purpose, and achievement, requires participants to set 3, 6, and 12-month life goals, and empowers participants by providing access to services and educational/employment opportunities through our Jobs Academy.
Boycies other Charity work includes - literacytrust.org where he represents Wigan Athletic in the program. Emmerson is also embarking on setting up a Football Academy in Barbados to launch in 2011 to develop and nurture local young talent. The Emmerson Boyce Academy will encourage youths aged 5 to 18 years old to be part of the programme and with FA, UEFA and FIFA approved coaches the academy will be a platform to help build the skills of the players and ensure quality and consistency at an international level.
Official site: www.emmersonboyce.com
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