Sports for Social Change
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The Corporate Basketball Challenge 2023
The SOUL Corporate Basketball Challenge is a one-day philanthropic event that raises money to sustain our community impact in DC. This philanthropic event engages over 20 corporations and 150 corporate professionals.
SOUL Supports the Triple Threat High School Basketball Classic
SOUL continues to provide access for local student-athletes through our sponsorship of the Triple Threat Classic. This annual high school basketball classic places a spotlight on some of the DMV’s best basketball players.
Reds Against Racism Panel @ NMAAHC!
Damion Thomas [Sports Curator, NMAAHC-Smithsonian] and Herbert Hainer [President, FC Bayern-Munich] invited Donald Curtis [SOUL Programs], DeMaurice Smith [President, NFLPA], and Taj Tashombe [Oakland Athletics] to serve on a panel to discuss sports and racism.
SOUL collaborates with DC United via Soccer & Soar
SOUL recognized by the ASPEN INSTITUTE!
We are proud to announce that SOUL Programs was selected as an Aspen Institute Project Play Champion for 2022!
Calling all tutors, coaches, and mentors! We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to join the team!
Prioritizing Life Skills As We Return to Play
Events of the past few months have brought high anxiety, grief and trauma for kids and families. As we return to play, what actions can we take to ensure that life skills and mental health are central to kids’ sports experiences? What role can adults play in shaping these experiences?
Connecting in a time of disconnect.
The Washington Post wrote an article on Donald Curtis and SOUL’s mission to supporting youth through COVID-19. The article was written by Sports Writer Ken Babb. This article was featured on the front page of the Sunday Sports page (5/31/2020).
DC United raises a toast to SOUL
For the past seven years, Curtis has been gathering at-risk young people — mostly African American boys who live in public housing and play sports — for a once-a-week group chat with SOUL, his community outreach program. Sometimes attendees discuss basketball, Curtis’s first love, but often the former coach steers the conversation toward education, business […]
When you think of a superhero, what comes to mind? Oftentimes, people envision someone with superhuman powers soaring through the sky doing heroic deeds. Within our own communities, there are everyday people with superpowers, though at first glance, we may miss their heroism. Too often, the people on the ground doing good aren’t recognized for […]
SOUL Insight – Sister Circle Girls Voice their Opinion on Youth Engagement 6.24.2019