13 Jun Donation Supports Healthy Activities for Youth in Iowa
Opportunity on Deck
Lives Impacted: 250+
Donation: Park Social Soccer
Opportunity on Deck is a nonprofit organization located in Central Iowa that provides healthy activities for children and their families in the spring! The organization created a soccer league to offer students a healthy after school activity, leading to a better self- esteem. Parents and kids that come each week have an excellent time learning the fundamentals of the game and interacting with each other on the field.
Although the weather pushed many of our practices indoors and kept some participants from attending, those that attended were eager to play. We were so grateful to receive the 250 soccer balls this season, because it meant we could continue to service the children in the area. The donation came at a great time because we had enough balls for each player to have their own. Coaching 250 participants in four different locations throughout central Iowa, we reached more communities in a single season than ever before.
Dara, a parent of one of our participants mentioned the “joy and happiness she gets from watching her 8-year-old play while also learning some fundamental skills”. Our programming at Opportunity on Deck is made for families with financial obstacles, and stories like this would not be possible without your continued support! Thanks again Good360 for all of your help!