City in the Community soccer program in partnership with South Bronx United has received funding from Cityzens Giving, a charitable football initiative made possible by City Football Group, whose family of clubs include; Manchester City FC, New York City FC and Melbourne City FC.
The initiative, which is the first of its kind, gave tens of thousands of Cityzens (Club members) the opportunity to pledge $8 US dollars to six charity football projects across the world. A $600,000 charitable fund has been split between projects in Cape Town, Kuala Lumpur, Manchester, Melbourne, New York and Barranquilla. Through the power of football, the projects will improve the lives of more than 2,000 young people in disadvantaged communities.
Gnim Bazim, 16, a member of the SBU Youth Council and project leader for South Bronx United’s City in the Community program said: “We are excited to start a program that is going to impact young kids health and education through soccer and encourage them to grow into leaders.”
Find out more information about Cityzens Giving and the other projects making a difference, at http://www.nycfc.com/community/cityzens-giving
Check out the video: Thank You, Cityzens!