March 6, 2020 – South Bend, Indiana
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jr. Irish Soccer Club partners with LOGAN to begin a TOPSoccer program.
The Jr. Irish Soccer Club is pleased to announce a partnership with LOGAN to start a TOPSoccer program. TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training program for all athletes with intellectual, emotional, and/or physical disabilities. The program strives to provide soccer opportunities (the opportunity of playing soccer) for players to develop at their own pace in a safe, fun, and a supportive and inclusive environment.
The program will begin this spring and be held at the Hannah and Friends neighborhood in South Bend at no-cost for the athletes. The professional coaching staff at Jr. Irish will run the program with the support of Jr. Irish players being used as “Buddies” to give each athlete a unique and personalized experience. For more information on participant registration and signing up as a Buddy, please visit our website at https://www.jririshsoccer.org/page/show/5677351-jr-irish-topsoccer
“Jr. Irish is honored to be partnering with LOGAN to provide a soccer experience to children and adults with disabilities. TOPSoccer is a nation wide program that started in 1991, and Jr. Irish is proud to be the twelfth Club in Indiana to serve the community. Our players and coaches are excited to give their time to such an important program.” – Ken Nuber, Executive Director, Jr. Irish Soccer Club.
"LOGAN is excited to partner with Jr. Irish Soccer Club to offer a TOPSoccer program to children and adults in our community. TOPSoccer will be a natural extension of LOGAN's recreation, health and wellness programming. We are grateful to Jr. Irish Soccer Club's commitment to bringing the joy of soccer to everyone of all abilities." - Matt Harrington, President and CEO, LOGAN Community Resources
About Jr. Irish
The Jr. Irish Soccer Club has been serving the soccer community since 1977 and provides the highest level of coaching and player development in a competitive and fun atmosphere. A non-profit organzation, Jr. Irish focuses on creating a positive environment for learning and growth through the beautiful game
LOGAN is a not-for-profit organization that offers resources and opportunities to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they, and their families, may achieve their desired quality of life. Since 1950, LOGAN has reached out to friends and families with help and hope through advocacy, resources and services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The organization invites people in our community to join in this mission by opening their doors and their hearts to Discover the Potential in all of us. For more information, visit www.LoganCenter.org.
If you are interested in being a Jr. Irish TOPSoccer buddy, you can apply at the below link.
Being a TOPSoccer Buddy is an excellent opportunity to "give back to the game". As a Buddy, you will be partnered with a TOPSoccer player to assist them through the practice and ensure smiles! A buddy must be willing and able to attend every Jr Irish TOPSoccer practice.
TOPSoccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer) is a community-based training program for all athletes with intellectual, emotional, and or physical disabilities. The program strives to provide soccer opportunities (the opportunity of soccer) for players to develop at their own pace in a safe, fun, and supportive/inclusive environment.