Minipitch photo by Tim Sullivan/Club and Country
From Club release:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 12, 2021) – Nashville Soccer Club announced today that IMPACT Soccer, a pop-up community program dedicated to providing underserved children with access to soccer will return in 2021 starting on Saturday, May 15 at Morgan Park Community Center.
In partnership with Metro Nashville Parks and Recreation Department, and presented by BODYARMOR, IMPACT Soccer will take place at 10 sites across Nashville/Davison County through Oct. 2. These pop-up events will include family-friendly soccer activities featuring inflatable pitches, 3v3 tournaments and soccer skill-drills. The Nashville SC and BODYARMOR Street Teams will also be onsite to provide fanfare, music, prizes & giveaways.
IMPACT Soccer Locations:
May 15 Morgan Park
May 22 Coleman Park Community Center
June 5 Fannie Mae Dees Park
June 12 McGruder Center
June 18 Elizabeth Park
July 10 Hadley Park
July 31 Napier Elementary School
Aug 21 Antioch Community Center
Sep. 25 TN Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition Park
Oct. 2 Centennial Park
All events will take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. CT and provide participants with the opportunity to connect with Nashville SC for a day of soccer, music, and fun. Select dates will also include surprise guest visits from Nashville SC mascot, Tempo the Coyote.
To ensure a safe experience for everyone in attendance, participants must agree to abide by and engage in health-and-safety COVID-19 protocols for the duration of the event, including temperature checks, wearing a mask at all times, engaging in appropriate physical distancing, and not attending the event if ill or if recently exposed to someone who has contracted COVID-19.
IMPACT Soccer endorses MLS WORKS Soccer For All initiative and the League’s commitment to supporting the communities where we live and play our games. Soccer For All signifies that everyone is welcome to Major League Soccer, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation or socioeconomic status and emphasizes the League’s commitment to drive positive social change. To learn more visit www.MLSsoccer.com/MLSWORKS. To learn more about Nashville SC’s community programs visit www.nashvillesc.com/community.Nashville SC release
Giving back to the community – particularly the underserved community – is always good. It’s also something that this club has had rocky moments with in the past (more-distant past, to be fair), so seeing events like this is always a positive.