ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis Scott Gallagher (SLSG) announced a partnership with Mathews Dickey Boys & Girls Club (MDBGC) to provide soccer programming for their members. The program will include professional training, soccer gear and equipment, and platforms for competition.
SLSG Missouri Boys Director Kip Thompson and SLSG Director of Urban Soccer Jim Grady developed the soccer program, along with Mathews Dickey Boys & Girls Club Wendell Covington, Jr, President & CEO with the following goals:
• Offer the game of soccer to players who have limited exposure and/or resources
• Utilize professional staff and curriculum to provide a first-class experience
• Make the program accessible by hosting most activities on-site at Mathews Dickey Boys & Girls Club facilities
• Create a program that is affordable for families and mirrors the SLSG experience across the metropolitan area
"Mathews Dickey Boys & Girls Club are doing amazing things for their members. We look forward to becoming part of their program by offering a high-quality soccer program,” said SLSG President Patrick Barry. “Both of our organizations are keenly interested in developing our kids on and off the field while positively impacting our community. This progressive partnership will aim to accomplish that and much more.”
“Mathews-Dickey is pleased to partner with the SLSG as they are true experts in developing competitive soccer players. Our goal at Mathews-Dickey is to produce scholar athletes by introducing and exposing youth to a variety of sports and experiential learning opportunities in academics. Our vision is that each of our members goes to college and/ or becomes a productive citizen,” said MDBGC President & CEO Wendell Covington, Jr.
This innovative partnership is being funded through the generosity of private donors in cooperation with SLSG and Mathews Dickey Boys & Girls Club. If you are interested in helping financially, donations can be made to: www.mathews-dickey.com/give/ OR mail payment to Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club 4245 N. Kingshighway Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63115.