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New England Revolution: Club announces Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. program

On Monday the New England Revolution announced a program that will supply soccer equipment to underserved Boston youth.

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The New England Revolution have been making a lot of moves to bolster their product on the field but their latest news on Monday has to do with life off of the field.

The Revs announced that they have launched the Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E initiative that will help provide sooner equipment to Boston’s underserved youth while also educating participants and leaders about Black history in New England. The fundraising campaign will take place from February 22nd to the 27th which will then be followed by soccer clinics in collaboration with Boston Centers for Youth and Families.

All of the money will be going towards the purchase of new soccer equipment including pop-up goals, soccer balls, and many other items.

Revolution President Brian Bilello is excited about the new program.

He said. “Touches for C.H.AN.G.E. is one of the vital new programs the Revolution are excited to launch in 2021 as we continue developing new ways to make an impact in our community. By helping provide greater access to high-quality soccer equipment and working with the Boston Centers for Youth & Families to organize clinics in communities where we can have the greatest impact, we hope to bring the unifying and enriching power of sports into the lives of hundreds more children in our area.”

Touches for C.H.A.N.G.E. is apart of New England’s C.H.A.N.G.E. program which was founded in 2020 in response to numerous examples of racial violence including the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Fans can join in on the conversation by using the hashtag #TouchesForChange on social media