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The Syracuse Silver Knight Foundation is making an impact in the community. This summer, the SKF had the privilege of working with Hopeprint to bring soccer to underprivileged children in Syracuse’s Northside. Over the course of five weeks, more than 50 kids received top-flight coaching and partook in team-building exercises to help build their bodies and their sense of community. The Northside U-Knighted program was a major success, and we look forward to hosting more camps and events for underprivileged children in the near future.

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Future Fund Awards 2014 Grant to the Silver Knight Foundation

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May 15, 2014 (Syracuse, NY) – The Future Fund of Central New York today awarded The Syracuse Silver Knight Foundation’s SSKF-Hopeprint Kids Summer Soccer Camp program a $5,000 grant at its annual Grant Awards Celebration at the Central New York Philanthropy Center in Syracuse. The Syracuse Silver Knight Foundation was chosen from nine grant applications submitted to the fund’s focus area for 2014 – community engagement and neighborhood revitalization.

The program is a collaborative effort between the Syracuse Silver Knight Foundation and Hopeprint, Inc.  It will be offered to children and youths in the heart of Syracuse’s Northside neighborhood between July and August 2014.  The program’s goal is to connect children from diverse backgrounds to one another and to our Syracuse community through the universal language of soccer.  Several weekly camps will be held, culminating in a tournament.  In addition, six scholarships will be awarded to the Silver Knights’ Summer 2014 soccer camps at the CNY Family Sport Centre in Baldwinsville.  Two hundred youths are expected to participate and each participant will receive a soccer ball at the conclusion of the program.

Each year, the Future Fund members vote on a focus area for its grant award. This year’s focus area was on projects that involved community engagement and neighborhood revitalization. When all applications were received, the Fund’s members voted to choose the top three projects. Members were then invited to visit the organizations, meet staff and learn more about the applicants before choosing the final award recipient.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Syracuse Silver Knight Foundation is a nonprofit organization devoted to opening pathways to participation in sports for youngsters in Central New York.

We believe every kid, despite their economic situation, lack of athletic ability, prior negative experiences, or any other obstacle in the way of participation in the multifaceted world of sports, should be given every chance to participate in whatever way their unique skills and abilities will allow.

Maybe they’re talented on the field but can’t afford a summer camp to help them hone their skills.  The Silver Knight Foundation is here to help with scholarships.

Perhaps they don’t compete well on the field, but they’re budding videographers and could make a valuable and fulfilling contribution that way.  We’re here to help them get involved via one of our many unique non-athletic sports-related programs.

We can all think of myriad ways to participate in sports – primarily in the field of action – but also in plenty of other important ways as well.  Think sports journalism, physical training and medical support, the science of sports, coaching, and so on.

The list goes on and on, and the Syracuse Silver Knight Foundation is here to help them find a way to participate and derive every benefit available through sports – self-reliance, teamwork, competition, strategy, discipline, and a host of other good and essential benefits for kids.  Won’t you help us clear the path?