About Future Champs
Football, otherwise known as soccer in the United States, is one of the most popular sports in Jamaica. Although soccer doesn't require much equipment, many people can't afford to purchase soccer cleats, shin guards or soccer balls just for the sake of play. Often young people play in sneakers or even barefoot.
Future Champs believes in the power of play and its ability to help young people achieve their goals. (pun intended) Together, we can equip students with what they need to play well, play hard, and play to their strengths.
credit: Jamaica Gleaner
DONATE SOCCER GEAR
Each year, Future Champs will deliver new soccer balls, cleats, shin guards and socks to students of Excelsior High School in Kingston Jamaica and local youth.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to COVID -19, we are no longer accepting used items. Please send new items only.
THE BACK STORY
This initiative was started by Grayam Church who was 16 when he first sent a shipment of cleats and sports gear with 350 pounds of clothing and shoes to Jamaica. The cleats and gear were a big hit. Each year, his family returns to visit Jamaica and in 2019, Grayam thought he could put his love for soccer, annual family trips, and privilege growing up in the United States to good use. That year, Future Champs was born.
WE HAVE BEEN TEMPORARILY BENCHED.
This initiative has been temporarily been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please sign up to receive updates as to when Future Champs will be accepting donations of goods.