Downtown United Soccer Club and Special Olympics New York have partnered to launch a new soccer program for children with intellectual disabilities. The program will be a free 8- week program designed for ages 12-21. It will introduce participants to basic soccer skills, like dribbling, passing and shooting.

Starting on September 7th, the program will be open to the community and will offer participants the opportunity to share in the joy of soccer and being part of a team.

Our first session will be 9AM Saturday, September 7th at Chelsea Park, located at West 27th Street & 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001. DUSC staff and volunteers will work one-on-one and in groups with children rotating through various activity stations. The program will run through November 9th at the same location, Chelsea Park.

The DUSC partnership with Special Olympics NYC is emblematic of our commitment to Soccer For All regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic status. Simply put, DUSC is for everyone.

We encourage our community to spread the word about our new partnership! If you or anyone you know would like to engage creatively with the program by looping in their media team from work, please reach out to Josh Krakowsky (josh.krakowsky@dusc.net) to coordinate.

When: September 7th - November 9th (runs for 8 weeks)

Where: Chelsea Park

Who: Children with intellectual disabilities

Ages: 12-21

Cost: FREE

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