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+)

Friday 745pm @ Upper 90 (COED Pickup 5v5 90 min) MUST RSVP VIA U90

Friday 745pm *COED* Pickup Soccer (5v5 90 minutes ) at Upper 90 ASTORIA for PS2G RSVPs on Meetup for Upper 90 games are NOT final. You must book via the new web portal or the app links below. New Way To Pay: Book a spot in advance: u90soccercenter.com/book-online (https://www.u90soccercenter.com/book-online) $15 per Game. $100 - 10 Pack (No Expiration Date). $80 - Monthly Unlimited. (This membership only applies to games at Upper 90 and not any other PS2G games.) You can also download the app to manage games on your phone. App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glofox/id916224471) Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ie.zappy.fennec.oneapp_glofox) ABSOLUTELY NO CLEATS ALLOWED SINCE IT'S AN INDOOR FIELD • Permit Disclosure: All games are now in partnership with Upper 90. • Pinnies are provided • PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO START ON TIME @ 745pm in order to break up teams !! Game starts at 8pm or when we have at least 6 players. Up to 20 people with 4 teams rotating. Team that comes onto the field plays 2 consecutive games then takes a 1-game break. Further rules explained at the game. Leader -Caleb Co-Leader - Needed 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. • Minimum 6 RSVPs needed for game. Games will be canceled if this number is not reached 1 hour before Game Time. 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.

Saturday 7:45am @ LIC (COED Pickup 7v7 75 min x 2 fields) for PS2G

Location visible to members

$8.00

Saturday 745am @ LIC (COED Pickup 7v7 75 min x 2 fields) for PS2G. • ABSOLUTELY NO CLEATS ALLOWED (for both real grass and artificial grass)! NO EXCEPTIONS!! • Permit Disclosure: WE DO NOT HAVE A PERMIT • BRING A WHITE SHIRT AND A DARK SHIRT! • We play rain or shine! Leader- Andres Co-Leader- Chris W • PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY at 745am in order to break up teams!! Game starts at 800am 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.

Saturday 815am @ Upper 90 (COED Pickup 5v5 90 min) MUST RSVP VIA U90

Saturday 815am *COED* Pickup Soccer (5v5 90 minutes ) at Upper 90 ASTORIA for PS2G RSVPs on Meetup for Upper 90 games are NOT final. You must book via the new web portal or the app links below. New Way To Pay: Book a spot in advance: u90soccercenter.com/book-online (https://www.u90soccercenter.com/book-online) $15 per Game. $100 - 10 Pack (No Expiration Date). $80 - Monthly Unlimited. (This membership only applies to games at Upper 90 and not any other PS2G games.) You can also download the app to manage games on your phone. App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/glofox/id916224471) Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ie.zappy.fennec.oneapp_glofox) ABSOLUTELY NO CLEATS ALLOWED SINCE IT'S AN INDOOR FIELD • Permit Disclosure: All games are now in partnership with Upper 90. • Pinnies are provided • PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO START ON TIME @ 815am in order to break up teams !! Game starts at 8:30am or when we have at least 6 players. Up to 20 people with 4 teams rotating. Team that comes onto the field plays 2 consecutive games then takes a 1-game break. Further rules explained at the game. Leader -Caleb Co-Leader - Jefferson 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. • Minimum 6 RSVPs needed for game. Games will be canceled if this number is not reached 1 hour before Game Time. 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.

**NEW TIME** Saturday 1015am @ LIC (COED Pickup 7v7 75 min) for PS2G

Location visible to members

$8.00

**NEW TIME** WE NOW START AT 1015AM PLEASE LET YOUR GUESTS KNOW; ARRIVE ON TIME IN ORDER TO START ON TIME. GO TO www.mta.info FOR ANY TRANSIT DELAYS (WEEKENDS ARE ALWAYS CRAZY) Saturday 1015am @ LIC (COED Pickup 7v7 75 min x 2 fields) for PS2G • ABSOLUTELY NO CLEATS ALLOWED (for both real grass and artificial grass)! NO EXCEPTIONS!! • Permit Disclosure: WE DO NOT HAVE THE PERMIT • BRING A WHITE SHIRT AND A DARK SHIRT! • We play rain or shine! Leader- Ross Co-Leader- Braulio • PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY at 1015am in order to break up teams!! Game starts 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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