PAGS and Starfinder Foundation Join Forces to Enhance Girls Sports Education Programs
Malvern, PA (12 September 2012) Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer (PAGS) and Starfinder Foundation (Starfinder) today announced a community soccer partnership to improve access to sports for girls.
PAGS Executive Director, Tom Corey explained, “We have joined forces with Starfinder because we believe so strongly in the important work they do to broaden outreach and educational programs in the soccer community. Their Soccer Girls Rule program particularly addresses the factors that prevent so many urban girls from participating in sports.”
Stephen Baumann, President & CEO of Starfinder Foundation agrees: “Urban girls face particular cultural and societal challenges that discourage them from participating in sports. Our Soccer Girls Rule initiative is designed to address those factors. We are excited to have PAGS on our team to generate greater enthusiasm and support for girls soccer.”
PAGS’ Tom Corey stated, “As a community soccer league partner, we look forward to improving access to soccer for all girls. Our alliance with Starfinder is the perfect partnership to achieve this goal.”
About Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer
Philadelphia Area Girls Soccer, the largest girls soccer league in the Mid-Atlantic area, promotes amateur soccer for girls in the Mid-Atlantic region. PAGS is comprised of more than 100 Clubs, with over 650 teams, and in excess of 11,000 players from Eastern and Central Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. PAGS teams regularly win State, Regional, and National Championships. To learn more, visit www.pags.org .
About the Starfinder Foundation
The Starfinder Foundation, based in Philadelphia, has a mission to enhance the personal growth of underserved youth through free soccer and learning programs that engage, inspire, and motivate. For more information, please visit www.starfinderfoundation.org.