G.O.A.L. - Go Out And Lead
Durango Youth Soccer Association, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, introduces the G.O.A.L. program to encourage players to give back to their community with off-field volunteer efforts in community service. Over the years several teams have stepped up to assist with volunteer projects that they found both rewarding and a teambuilding opportunity.
For 2013-2014, DYSA with the assistance of Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory is planning to host these volunteer team initiatives:
- TOPSoccer - a one day event for adults and children with disabilities. Participants will spend the afternoon with Fort Lewis College and DYSA athletes participating is a variety of soccer-related activities. Program was developed by US Youth Soccer Association.
- Uniform/Gear Drive - Coordinated by DYSA Student-Athlete Evan Schertz. Donations will go to remote village in southern Nicaragua named El Castillo
- Trash pickup day
- Recycling - plastic recycling program at Shootout and Escalante
- Suggest a cause - teams or individuals can suggest a volunteer activity that benefits the community