Target Commits $14 Million To Local Youth Soccer

Target Corp. has announced a $14 million commitment to youth soccer through two new national initiatives, including an $8 million local grant program, and a $6 million partnership with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to build 100 new soccer play spaces by 2020. These are the latest investments by Target in the country’s fast-growing youth sport.
“Our multi-dimensional approach allows us to engage with players, fans and families, no matter how they participate in the sport,” said Rick Gomez, Chief Marketing Officer, Target. “These new programs reinforce the importance soccer plays at the local level. Both unlock access to the sport for youth players and give Target the ability to connect with our guests and team members in new ways.”
The first three play spaces built through the partnership will come to life in Chicago, home to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game presented by Target.