Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 16, 2014
Olympic and World Cup champion soccer goalkeeper Briana Scurry has been named the National Spokesperson for America SCORES, a national after school program. In her new role as an ambassador, she will be spreading her love for the game of soccer and her passion for education to over 8,000 youth in urban public schools across the country.
“We are honored to have Briana join our team. She’s the perfect fit and perfect role model -- she embodies America SCORES’ core values of teamwork, leadership and commitment,” says Holly O’Donnell, Executive Director of America SCORES. “She adds a new dimension of leadership and motivation for children, coaches, schools and communities across the country.” Scurry shares this same enthusiasm saying that “America SCORES changes the lives of children who need it the most. I want to be part of something bigger than myself and give back to the soccer world, which has given so much to me.”
A promotional video featuring Scurry in her new role will be unveiled at http://www.americascores.org on Monday, June 16th at 9:00pm following the USA v. Ghana match. “World Cup, It’s Time!”, a song co-written and co-recorded by Brazilian blockbuster film composer Heitor Pereira (The Smurfs films, Despicable Me films) and America SCORES students plays in the background of the video. The song was created through The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Songwriter Residency. To learn about The ASCAP Songwriter Residency visit http://www.ascap.com/eventsawards/events/songwriter-residency/america-scores/at-america-scores.aspx
Scurry is widely thought of as one of the world’s best female soccer goalkeepers, with two Olympic gold medals (1996 and 2000) and 173 international appearances including the 1999 FIFA World Cup Final where she made history after an astounding shoot-out save against China in front of 90,000 screaming fans. Scurry continued to make history as one of the first women in the world to participate in a woman’s paid professional league. She played until a debilitating head-injury led to her retirement in 2010.
About America SCORES
America SCORES is the largest urban school-based soccer organization in the U.S. with a mission to inspire urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. Established in 1994, it is the first national organization to create a sustainable and replicable model that brings soccer to urban areas through a holistic after school program. America SCORES has 14 affiliate sites and serves over 8,000 low-income children.