Build. Revitalize. Maintain.
OPI develops soccer fields and futsal courts in parks and schools so that kids of all ages have high-quality and safe playing surfaces to enjoy the beautiful game.
These projects strengthen communities by bringing people together over a shared project, a shared park, a shared fundraising goal, and a shared game. Our work brings places for play to under-served neighborhoods and supports after-school programming in schools and community centers. And our volunteer projects make park improvements that city budgets can't touch.
4 principles guide our work:
HEALTH: Create safe, attractive, quality surfaces to get kids active in soccer play
ACCESS: Fill "recreation deserts"—areas under-served with athletic facilities—with new play spaces
TALENT: Create the next generation of American soccer players who grow up playing the sport every day right in their own neighborhoods
COMMUNITY: Give the new generation of American soccer fans opportunities to spread their love of the game to the grassroots level in their own towns