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GPS 2019 Juggle-A-Thon

By GPS Media, 05/03/19, 2:00PM EDT

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Join Over 10,000 Players in Helping Raise Money to Bring Soccer to All

May 3rd, 2019; Waltham, MA - Throughout the month of May you will see GPS teams reserving time at the end of their training sessions to practice their juggling skills.

This is all part of a great club-wide event run by the GPS Foundation, The GPS 2019 Juggle-A-Thon.

Over 10,000 players from across 5 countries will all be participating in this event to improve their skills and help to bring the joy of soccer to everyone.

The Juggle-A-Thon will raise funds to support all kids to have access to the joy of soccer through the Foundation’s three key initiatives.

3 Key Initiatives:

  1. To sponsor GPS players in your state to fully participate with their teams in the club soccer experience (uniforms, travel costs such as hotels and flights)
     
  2. To assist community organizations throughout the USA, such as America Soccer Foundation in East Boston and Englewood Exchange in Kansas City, that use soccer to support the development of kids and for who the Foundation provides uniforms and entry fees into league competitions and tournaments
     
  3. To support our International Partner Clubs such as FC Toro (Haiti) and Kampala Junior Team (Uganda) through access to player pathways and coaching education in addition to providing food programs and education access for their players.

This fundraising event is broken down into two phases: the Pledge and Practice phase (May 1st to 26th) and the Perform phase (May 27th to 31st).

During the Pledge and Practice phase, players will go to their personal fundraising page and send their custom link to their family and friends. They will ask their family and friends to pledge for every juggle they can complete in 60 seconds.

Every coach will designate the final 15 minutes of their training sessions for their players to practice their juggling. For U14 and below this will be individual juggling and for U15 and above it will be team juggling and one-touch.

All the hard work put into the Pledge and Practice phase is meant to pay of during the final week of May during the Perform phase.

From May 27th to the 31st, coaches will designate a 15 minute period during one of their practices/ The players/team will have three 60 second attempts to successfully complete as many juggles as possible. The coach will record the scores and submit to the GPS Foundation.

Over $15K worth of prizes will be available in a variety of categories for individual fundraisers and teams.

Top 75 Individual Fundraisers: 1-Year Xbox Live Gold Subscription

Top Individual Jugglers:

1st Place - Adidas Cleats, Team Signed FC Bayern Jersey, 1- Year Xbox Live Gold Subscription

2nd Place - Adidas Cleats, Neuer Signed FC Bayern Jersey, 1-Year Xbox Live Gold  Subscription

3rd Place - Adidas Cleats, FC Bayern Jersey, 1-Year Xbox Live Gold Subscription

Top Team Jugglers:

1st Place - 2019/2020 FC Bayern Third Jersey to wear as team during games, Free GPS Tournament Entry for Fall 2019/Spring 2020, $250 Team Meal Card

2nd Place - GPS National Team Jersey to wear as team during games, Adidas H20 Bottles, Free GPS Tournament Entry Fall 2019/Spring 2020, $200 Team Meal Card

3rd Place -  Exclusive Adidas Backpacks for entire team, Adidas H20 Bottles, Free GPS Tournament Entry Fall 2019/Spring 2020, $150 Team Meal Card

Spot Prizes:

Best Freestyler (x2) - Adidas Cleats, 1-Year Xbox Live Gold Subscription

Most Creative Team - Exclusive Set of Adidas Backpacks

For more information on the GPS 2019 Juggle-A-Thon please visit our Rally Up page for the event here:  https://gpsfoundation.rallyup.com/juggle-a-thon

On this site you will find all the information needed to pledge as well as a FAQ section.

For more information on the GPS Foundation and their mission as a whole please visit their website here: https://www.gps-foundation.org/