2022 HOMETOWN HEROES SHOWCASE
Major League Soccer, Minnesota United, and Black Players for Change (BPC) hosted the inaugural MLS All-Star Hometown Heroes Showcase on Tuesday, Aug. 9 2022 at historic Saint Paul Union Station.
The private event acknowledged and celebrated the work of four diverse, innovative, and impactful leaders making positive change in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul communities in four key areas:
The leader organizations each received a $15,000 grant in addition to a suite of promotional assets from MLS to elevate their work and community impact.
Black MLS players form coalition to combat racism in soccer
The new coalition is ready to seek real change and hold the league accountable.
The protests over racial injustice in the United States have reignited a movement, and the black players in Major League Soccer have joined forces to bring that movement to the league office. This morning, the 70+ black players in the league announced that they have formed the Black Players Coalition of MLS, an organization that seeks to… Continue Reading
Black Players Coalition of MLS goes public with objectives for change, collaboration with MLS
A squadron of Black players in Major League Soccer have organized to create change.
Initially led by rage and now carried by frustration of Black men and women being continuously exposed to racism in America, more than 70 Black MLS players are making history. They have formed a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, The Black Players Coalition of Major League Soccer. They announced the formation on Freedom Day for Black Americans, better known… Continue reading
Black Players For Change & Black Women's Player Collective Mini-Pitch Initiative
To provide greater access to soccer for Black children in communities nationwide, the U.S. Soccer Foundation teamed up with Black Players for Change, Black Women’s Player Collective, adidas, and Musco Lighting in 2020. The group committed to installing 12 mini-pitches by the end of 2021. One year after the partnership launched, 18 new mini-pitches were installed in 14 communities… Continue Reading
BPC Limited Edition II – The Black Out Collection x Participation Trophy Studio
Black Players For Change most notable charitable fundraiser sweepstakes! An exclusive drop of 17 limited edition customized jerseys celebrating Black History Month available via randomized sweepstakes- 100% of proceeds donated.
Black Players For Change Action Fund
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