Soccer2Unite is a non-profit organization that leverages the power of soccer to empower underprivileged children from around the world.
This is our story.
Since 2013, we have visited the Ugandan cities of Kabale and Kampala multiple times, distributing more than 2,000 pounds of donated soccer gear, working with several orphanages and schools, and hosting an annual Soccer2Unite Tournament.
Through these interactions and experiences, the foundation and impact of Soccer2unite was created.
And our future is even more exciting than our past.
But first, let’s go back to the birth of S2U.
As a single mother who raised three soccer-loving boys, Founder Suzanne Fortune knows how much the sport meant to her children.
When a good friend showed Suzanne photos of African children joyfully kicking a ball around, she had an immediate emotional connection. She learned how a simple game of soccer can create unity, fun, and a healthy lifestyle within these children’s lives. She knew this was her call to help.
On that day, Soccer2Unite was born.
Today, Suzanne and the S2U Board of Directors are gathering gear, developing a training and distribution program, and making travel arrangements for the next trip to Uganda in November of 2017.
These programs will provide knowledge of the beautiful game and its relation to this beautiful life, as well as sustainable distribution of our donated gear to children with the highest need.
Our goal in Kabale is to provide encouragement for its children to set goals and achieve their dreams, beginning with the practical lessons learned from a game of football.
If you have spare soccer gear lying around and want to help us reach our gear-raising goals, connect with us and we’ll arrange to pick it up!
Check out Our Impact page for a more detailed report of our track record, and Our Future for programs currently in the works.