Hunt4Soccer is a non profit founded in 2004 in memory of Hunt Silock, who died suddenly in 2002 at the age of 13. Hunt4Soccer works with after school programs like America SCORES Chicago, to prove at risk youth with their own soccer ball that they can keep even after the program ends. So far they have given out over 106,000 soccer balls to children from all across the country.
Hunt4Soccer provides balls for each of our poet-athletes every season. This is extremely beneficial for our kids and gives them the ability to practice at home and stay fit. Each season, Master Coach Dean goes to every school to run an interactive training session and personally hand out the Hunt4Soccer balls after the training. He tells our students about Hunt4Soccer and the impact that this program has on the lives of children all around the country. One April 26th, Coach Dean went to Catalyst, one of our new partner schools this season, and ran the training with the elementary school boys team. He ended the training session by giving out the Hunt4Soccer balls to each happy participant! When asked about getting the Hunt4Soccer balls, Bryan, a 4th grader at Catalyst said, “It was really cool! Some of us didn’t have our own soccer balls so we couldn’t practice at home, but now, because of Hunt4Soccer we can practice everyday!"