Drew Chafez – Love.Futbol
Love.Futbol (a 501(c)3 non-profit/social enterprise) has created safe spaces for soccer in 18 underserved communities in Guatemala and Brazil. They empower these communities to take ownership over their own soccer field projects and their resulting community asset. They get local companies to contribute to the maintenance of the soccer fields in return for advertising on the fences surrounding the fields. Through this model, the soccer field becomes much more than a space to play; it becomes an expression of community empowerment and platform for local enterprise. A well run soccer field instantly becomes a focal point for community events such as – music concerts and advertising for local businesses.