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Community Partners

Pittsburgh Soccer Now is dedicated to sharing stories, reporting and assisting with the growth of soccer in Western Pennsylvania at all levels — including at the Grassroots level.

We are excited to begin our newest initiative, Soccer Now… in the Community, as we work in building partnerships with community-based organizations dedicated to growing the game, while also making a positive impact and difference along the way.

We are proud to share our first Soccer Now Community Partner: Open Field International, Inc.

Open Field is a Pittsburgh-based 501.c.3 nonprofit organization and registered association in Meme Division (Southwest Region, Cameroon, Africa) with the mission to improve the lives and futures of youth through sport.

Open Field was founded by American, Justin Forzano, and Cameroonian, Peter Ngwane. The two met in 2006 during Forzano’s first trip to Cameroon, Africa as an engineering student working on rural development projects.

In Spring 2024, Pittsburgh Soccer Now will be partnering with Open Field Inc. to profile Open Field’s newest initiative for teenagers in the Pittsburgh region — Future Forward Soccer League. The program’s goal is to promote post-secondary education success through the world’s most popular sport: soccer. The Future Forward Soccer League combines soccer games with enrichment workshops to support student athletes on their path to success.

 

Open Field launches competitive men’s club in partnership with CCAC

Open Field celebrates 10 years of Sport for Social Impact with a cultural (virtual) event: Taste of Africa

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