Speaking the International Language of Soccer

About Concrete2Green LLC. is planning on revolutionize the way soccer is played and viewed in the US.
May 12, 2009 - PRLog -- Charlotte, NC -  Concrete2Green, LLC (C2G),  a grassroots organization birth in Harlem, NY and headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a socially conscious company that uses innovative and eco friendly strategies to grow the sport of soccer in inner cities, urban & under-served communities in the United States. A maverick in community building, C2G utilizes futsal, the international moniker for freestyle street soccer, as their vehicle for social change.  The company enters once abandoned fields of recreation in urban areas and revitalizes them, giving cities safe, pristine Edens for play. C2G support‘s "green" initiatives in the inner city, promoting healthier living while addressing environmental concerns.  The fresh locales serve as a central hub for community, culture and creativity, returning a sense of kinship and pride back to the inner city.

C2G’s co-founders, Akbar Majeed and Irvine Smalls, Jr., are revolutionizing not only how soccer is perceived, but how it is played. The company’s deeply held conviction is that soccer is not just a sport; it is an approach to metropolitan altruism.   Futsal is a new concept to the American soccer enthusiast, and C2G assumes the mantle of Ambassador, popularizing the international soccer phenomenon in the inner cities & urban communities in the U.S.

“Outside of the obvious reasons why sports are good for youth, particularly inner city youth (keeps them focus, provide structure, helps fight obesity and the list goes on) our organization allows us to expose and attach them to the global community,” Smalls explains.  “This will broaden their experiences, and let them see that there are opportunities beyond their neighborhoods and the borders of the U.S.”  

C2G is about accessibility, stimulating a climate of inclusion where youth (particularly those of African, African American and Latino descent) from traditionally neglected communities are given the same opportunities as their suburban counterparts. C2G will orchestrate the rebirth of soccer in order to level the playing field in myriad ways. Along with soccer development, C2G will implement its B.A.S.I.C.s (Building Athletic Skills and Intellectual Capacity) Program, which is a curriculum that supports and values the athletic development of youth as well as their academic performance and personal growth. Via  C2G’s “GreenTop Initiative,”  the company provides more than the opportunity to learn about the game of soccer, it ensures positive community involvement, encourages athletic activity, offers an alternative to at-risk behaviors and gives children an opportunity to learn about different cultures, opening a new world that extends past their city block.  For more information, visit www.concrete2green.com

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C2G is the country’s premiere urban soccer/futsal company. Concrete2Green, (C2G) is a socially conscious, grassroots company that uses innovative and eco-friendly strategies to grow the sport of soccer in inner cities, urban & underserved communities in the United States & throughout the world.
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