What we're about

PS2G is a Local Game for Global Change based in NYC. Our mission is to restore dignity and encourage generosity through soccer.

How:
By creating a safe, supportive and generous adult pickup soccer culture
By helping soccer charities tell their stories and raise funds through soccer

The tendency is for unorganized pickup games to become hostile environments that breed disagreeable behavior. Our goal is to encourage positivity, safety and generosity. We are creating positive social change amongst our supporters in addition to our charity partners.

We start each game with a few words about the power of giving and encourage safe and supportive play. We cheer when nobody else is cheering. Together, we are perfecting the art of pickup soccer by creating generous environments where all good things can flourish

So far we have:
Raised funds and awareness for 10 charities
Organize fundraising pickup games 7 days a week in 3 NYC boroughs.
Granted nearly $38K in 2018 from local pickup games and leagues
Encouraged generosity to 6,000 adult players
Trained 40 community game leaders
Directed 2 “soccer for social good” documentaries

You can lead a fundraising pickup game or sign up to an existing one.

Games are low cost!

Leaders play for free!

Big Goals When Possible!

Friendliest Games (Ask Anyone)!!

All of the proceeds support our charity partners ultimately promoting the safe play of soccer for children in need.

Nelson Mandela said, “Sport has the power to change the world…It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” PS2G aims to support financially and raise the awareness of soccer charities that are positively affecting the lives of children and acting as catalysts for social change.

Check out our website:

www.playsoccer2give.com (http://www.playsoccer2give.com/)

PS2G is a nonprofit successfully operating since 2010 with 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Upcoming events (5)

*POSTPONED*Wednesday 545pm CO-ED Pickup Soccer @ LIC (7v7 game) for FC Give

In an effort to mitigate the COVID-19 spread we are postponing our games until further notice! Wednesday game 545pm CO-ED Soccer @ LIC (7v7 game) for FC Give. 60 min game but could be longer if we have enough daylight. • ABSOLUTELY NO CLEATS ALLOWED (for both real grass and artificial grass)! NO EXCEPTIONS!! • Permit Disclosure: WE D0 HAVE A PERMIT. • BRING A WHITE SHIRT AND A DARK SHIRT! • We play rain or shine! Leader- Jeff P Co-Leader- Needed • PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO START ON TIME @ 545pm in order to break up teams!! Game starts at 6pm or when we have at least 10 players. Rules explained at the game. Be Positive - Constructive criticism after the game is way better than you yelling at me and complaining during the game. Be Safe - Want to kick someone really hard? go take karate. We like our shins. Be 2! - Teamwork. It takes 2 to complete every pass. Be Generous! - Not just your money (though it helps). We want clapping and good cheers. The proceeds go to our charity network: http://ps2g.org/charities All RSVPs are final. No credits or refunds. (It's all for charity anyway) • Minimum 10 RSVPs needed for game. Games will be canceled if this number is not reached 1 hour before Game Time (not meetup time). If the game is canceled, request a refund by filling out this form. (http://www.playsoccer2give.com/games/refund-request) If you can't afford the meetup fees, please visit our website to learn how to become a game leader. Game Leaders play for free. http://ps2g.org/gameleaders PS2G raises money for charities that use soccer for social good restoring dignity where it's been lost through the game of soccer. We share the impact of this movement through multiple channels and promote generosity on the field through safe and supportive play. PS2G - Local Game. Global Change. Disclaimer By taking part in group activities you hereby are agreeing to the rules and regulation of the meetup. In addition, you acknowledge you are volunteering to play at your own self will and at your own risk. Neither organizer nor assistant organizers are responsible for any injuries or mishaps while partaking in the games. We encourage love of the game and for each other. We encourage friendly competition. Organizers reserve the right to remove players from the game if they refuse to be friendly.

*POSTPONED*Thursday 745pm @ W86th (4v4 COED Indoor) for Soccer Stars Foundation

In an effort to mitigate the COVID-19 spread we are postponing our games until further notice. (Leaders - Marie, Tatiana, & David) Round robin 3 teams of 4 players per team. Teams rotate every 8 minutes. We'll have a black(dark) shirt team, white shirt team and a red(bright colors) team. Please bring *all 3 shirts* just in case, white shirt, a dark shirt (black, navy, dark grey) and a bright colored shirt (red, yellow, orange, green). *NO CLEATS ARE ALLOWED.* Turf(no metal) shoes are best on this surface for traction. Indoor shoes work but you may slide around some. Team assignments will be given out the night before or day of in the comments section. ***IF YOU WANT TO BE ON THE SAME TEAM as someone please request in advance via either direct message or post to the event discussion?*** Realize though if teams are too unbalanced we will adjust the teams to makes it fun and competitive for everyone :) We're back to Winter Pricing $10. Please arrive on time at 7:45pm! Late comers will wait on the sidelines to be placed in the game. We promptly START at 8:00pm. 4v4 small goals RULES: • Fun play • No sliding • Goals needs to be scored inside the red, three-point line • No one is allowed inside the marked "goalie" box • Kick-in's (no throw-in's) • Kick-off from midpoint after each goal To promote generosity, honor and respect, PS2G plays clean soccer. This means no cursing, insulting, complaining, arguing or fighting! We welcome you if this is your usual style, or if you're willing to change your attitude to fit our culture. All proceeds go to our charity network: http://ps2g.org/charities If you don't sign up for the game, please do not show up. Please be sure you are definitely showing up when RSVPing. If you can't make it, *PLEASE* update your RSVP to make room for other people. Refunds (or date swaps) are ONLY given when PS2G cancels a game. If PS2G cancels a game, please go to this link ps2g.org/games/refund-request (http://www.playsoccer2give.com/games/refund-request) for a refund. There is a minimum of 4v4 with 8 RSVPs needed to have a game. Game will be cancelled if this number is not reached 2 hours before game time. Check comments for updates from game leader. If you can't afford the meetup fees, please visit our website to learn how to become a game leader. Game leaders play for free. http://ps2g.org/gameleaders PS2G enables soccer players to organize fundraising pickup games that support our charity network ultimately promoting the safe play of soccer for disadvantaged children. Disclaimer: By taking part in group activities you hereby are agreeing to the rules and regulation of the meetup. In addition, you acknowledge you are volunteering to play at your own self will and at your own risk. Neither organizer nor assistant organizers are responsible for any injuries or mishaps while partaking in the games. We encourage love of the game and for each other. We encourage friendly competition. Organizers reserve the right to remove players from the game if they refuse to be friendly. [masked]

*POSTPONED* Thursday 815pm @LIC (COED Indoor Pickup 5v5 60min) for YMCA

In an effort to mitigate the COVID-19 spread we are postponing our games until further notice! Thursday 815pm COED 5v5 Pickup Soccer @ LIC for YMCA • ABSOLUTELY NO CLEATS ALLOWED (Indoor or flats)! NO EXCEPTIONS!! • Must be 18 and older • Permit Disclosure: Hosted by the LIC YMCA • BRING A WHITE SHIRT AND A DARK SHIRT! • We play rain or shine! Leader - Isai F Co-leader - Francisco L • PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO START ON TIME in order to break up teams !! Game starts at 830pm or when we have at least 10 players. Rules explained at the game. Be Positive - Constructive criticism after the game is way better than you yelling at me and complaining during the game. Be Safe - Want to kick someone really hard? go take karate. We like our shins. Be 2! - Teamwork. It takes 2 to complete every pass. Be Generous! - Not just your money (though it helps). We want clapping and good cheers. The proceeds go to our charity network: http://ps2g.org/charities All RSVPs are final. No credits or refunds. (It's all for charity anyway) • Minimum 10 RSVPs needed for game. Games will be canceled if this number is not reached 1 hour before Game Time (not meetup time). If the game is canceled, request a refund by filling out this form. (http://www.playsoccer2give.com/games/refund-request) If you can't afford the meetup fees, please visit our website to learn how to become a game leader. Game Leaders play for free. http://ps2g.org/gameleaders PS2G raises money for charities that use soccer for social good restoring dignity where it's been lost through the game of soccer. We share the impact of this movement through multiple channels and promote generosity on the field through safe and supportive play. PS2G - Local Game. Global Change. Disclaimer By taking part in group activities you hereby are agreeing to the rules and regulation of the meetup. In addition, you acknowledge you are volunteering to play at your own self will and at your own risk. Neither organizer nor assistant organizers are responsible for any injuries or mishaps while partaking in the games. We encourage love of the game and for each other. We encourage friendly competition. Organizers reserve the right to remove players from the game if they refuse to be friendly.

*POSTPONED*Thursday 915pm @ LIC (COED Indoor Pickup 5v5 60min) for YMCA

In an effort to mitigate the COVID-19 spread we are postponing our games until further notice. Thursday 915pm COED 5v5 Pickup Soccer @ LIC for YMCA • ABSOLUTELY NO CLEATS ALLOWED (Indoor or flats)! NO EXCEPTIONS!! • Must be 18 and older • Permit Disclosure: Hosted by the LIC YMCA • BRING A WHITE SHIRT AND A DARK SHIRT! • We play rain or shine! Leader - Isai F Co-leader - Francisco L • PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY at 915pm TO START ON TIME in order to break up teams !! Game starts at 930pm or when we have at least 10 players. Rules explained at the game. Be Positive - Constructive criticism after the game is way better than you yelling at me and complaining during the game. Be Safe - Want to kick someone really hard? go take karate. We like our shins. Be 2! - Teamwork. It takes 2 to complete every pass. Be Generous! - Not just your money (though it helps). We want clapping and good cheers. The proceeds go to our charity network: http://ps2g.org/charities All RSVPs are final. No credits or refunds. (It's all for charity anyway) • Minimum 10 RSVPs needed for game. Games will be canceled if this number is not reached 1 hour before Game Time (not meetup time). If the game is canceled, request a refund by filling out this form. (http://www.playsoccer2give.com/games/refund-request) If you can't afford the meetup fees, please visit our website to learn how to become a game leader. Game Leaders play for free. http://ps2g.org/gameleaders PS2G raises money for charities that use soccer for social good restoring dignity where it's been lost through the game of soccer. We share the impact of this movement through multiple channels and promote generosity on the field through safe and supportive play. PS2G - Local Game. Global Change. Disclaimer By taking part in group activities you hereby are agreeing to the rules and regulation of the meetup. In addition, you acknowledge you are volunteering to play at your own self will and at your own risk. Neither organizer nor assistant organizers are responsible for any injuries or mishaps while partaking in the games. We encourage love of the game and for each other. We encourage friendly competition. Organizers reserve the right to remove players from the game if they refuse to be friendly.

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