Foundation

Overview

The FC Dallas Foundation is the charitable arm of FC Dallas and Toyota Stadium. The Foundation strives to positively impact the health and well-being of disadvantaged youth through the sport of soccer. 

The Foundation seeks to promote healthy, active children by programs such as:

  • The BR Heart Project: Which promotes good heart health by participating in the AHA Heart Walk and by offering assistance for AED training to nonprofits and schools. 
  • Field Development: A project to build well-lit turf soccer fields in low socio-economic areas which will provide safe playing environments and facilitate active lifestyles in local youth. 

The Foundation is committed to supporting disadvantaged youth through activities such as:

  • Kicks for Kids: A program that partners with local nonprofits serving at-risk children. The Foundation works with these organizations to allow children the opportunity to experience a professional soccer match at Toyota Stadium.
  • The Gear Up Project: A project which collects new and gently used soccer gear to distribute to those in need locally and globally. 

The FC Dallas Foundation partners with various organizations to contribute to its mission.  Some of these are the Mayor’s Youth Fitness Initiative (MyFI), America SCORES Dallas and Lionsraw USA.

For more information about the FC Dallas Foundation and its programs, contact Melissa Reddick or call 469-365-0147.

FC Dallas Foundation Field

The FC Dallas Foundation field is located at Bickers and Hampton in front of the Lake West YMCA. The predominantly Hispanic West Dallas area is home to over 25,000 residents in a 10.8 mile radius. The field is a modified replica of the Freddy Field at Maple Lawn Elementary, which the Foundation helped to build in 2011.

By partnering with City and Community leaders such as Mercy Street and local businesses, organizations such as the Pro Players Foundation, the FC Dallas Foundation Field broke ground in the spring of 2013. Along with Pro Players, the FC Dallas Foundation hosted a character camp to teach children leadership skills through soccer. The Foundation is proud to present this field for the youth of West Dallas.

WATCH: FC Dallas Foundation Field ribbon-cutting ceremony

The FC Dallas Foundation is proud to be partnering with the following entities to make this field a reality:

Robert Moehler, Kevin Kelley and Clay Small

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Lionsraw Partnership

The FC Dallas Foundation is excited to announce its new partnership with the global organization, Lionsraw. Lionsraw is a movement that mobilizes passionate football fans who believe they can make a difference in the lives of others, locally and globally. Through the Foundation’s Gear Up Project, we will help to provide soccer gear for Lionsraw’s work in Brazil for the 2014 World Cup.

Lionsraw travels around the world, using the sport of soccer to touch lives and leave a lasting legacy. During the 2014 World Cup, several FC Dallas staff members will travel to Brazil to assist Lionsraw in their Tangua Community Centre build project.  Follow them on their journey to Brazil here.

For additional information on Lionsraw, check out their website.

 

The Bobby Rhine Heart Project

FC Dallas lost a beloved member of our family, Bobby Rhine, to a sudden heart attack in early September 2011 at the age of 35.  Bobby played for FC Dallas from 1999 until 2008, and then transitioned to become an FC Dallas staff broadcaster and the voice of the club.  To honor Bobby, the FC Dallas Foundation has created the Bobby Rhine Heart Project.  The project has two missions:

  1. To raise funds to help organizations obtain the necessary training for AED and CPR. 

Many organizations cannot afford the cost of training that is needed to use the AED that they have.  The FC Dallas Foundation reaches out directly to non-profit organizations, including schools, through the American Heart Association and the Red Cross to offer assistance to cover the high cost of the training.

  1. To raise funds for the American Heart Association (AHA) and promote good heart health by walking in the annual Dallas Heart Walk in September.

Registration for the 2014 Heart Walk on Saturday, September 13, has begun.  Last year, our team of FC Dallas staff, players and fans, as well as the Rhine family, raised over $10,000 for the American Heart Association, and we hope to exceed that number in 2014.  Join us in honoring Bobby and raising awareness for good heart health on September, 13, 2014!