Thursday, March 15, 2012

Goals For Good 2012

The home opener is almost upon us and we are proud to announce the return of the Goals for Good program for the 2012 MLS campaign.  This year we have 5 organizations to choose from covering a broad area of interests with local connections.
  • HEALTH - LiveSTRONG - Since Sporting Club gives proceeds from Sporting Kansas City to LiveStrong they seemed to be a very appropriate partner.
  • HUMANITY - Harvesters - A well respected KC based organization helping fight hunger.
  • *INTERNATIONAL - Heart to Heart International - A KC based organization helping in medical crises around the world and in the United States.
  • ANIMALS - Humane Society of Greater Kansas City - Well rated on Charity Navigator and broad support in the Kansas City area.
  • *EDUCATION - Kansas City (MO) Public Library system - doing great things across the KC Metro for kids and adults and those with literacy challenges. 
The basic idea is SKC fans like to see our team score goals, especially at home when we are cheering them on. If we harnesses the excitement and passion about Sporting scoring and tied it to supporting important endeavors in our community we could have a championship team AND a make a big charitable difference.  With 18,500+ people attending each game, just imagine the power of each person pledging $1 (yes, you can pledge more!) per KC goal. With 29 goals scored at home last year that could be $536,500!

Well we know that is the optimal situation and not the reality in front of us. But we can startIn 2011, this campaign got started late in the season and we still managed to pledge $725. And we confirmed that all $725 was actually donated.  Because these are pledges (not donations) we never take your money.  We also do NOT give away your email information to these organizations.

So won't you join us in making a difference?
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.- Margaret Mead
Goals for Good Pledge Form
Goals for Good FAQ
Goals for Good Pledge Totals
Original Goals for Good 2011 post


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