Kansas City Current Teams Up with YMCA for Youth Soccer Programs  Kansas City Current

Kansas City Current Teams Up with YMCA for Youth Soccer Programs

Hy-Vee Joins to Introduce Local Children to the Sport

KANSAS CITY (Feb. 9, 2022) — The Kansas City Current is proud to support the YMCA of Greater Kansas City’s Soccer Programs in partnership with Hy-Vee. More than 1,500 children will participate in the three different programs, officially known as KC Current YMCA Soccer.  

“We are thrilled to partner with the YMCA and Hy-Vee to support youth soccer,” said KC Current co-owner Angie Long. “Our partnership will create additional opportunities for children across the metro to explore soccer and so many other sports from a young age. We can’t wait to see them take the pitch in their new KC Current gear!”

“The Y is grateful to KC Current for their support and commitment to youth development,” said Garry Linn, senior vice president of operations for the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. “Working together, we'll be able to serve more youth across the metro and lay the foundation for the next generation of soccer athletes.”

The three different KC Current YMCA Soccer Programs will be available for children ages three through third grade. KC Current YMCA Bitty Soccer will teach ages 3-5 the basics of the sport in a structured, fun and noncompetitive environment. KC Current YMCA Youth Soccer puts the emphasis on fun, sportsmanship and teamwork for kindergarten through third grade participants. KC Current YMCA Challenger Soccer is open to athletes from 4-30 years of age with physical, developmental and intellectual disabilities. 

The Current will partner with Hy-Vee to provide program support, as well as jerseys, coach t-shirts and soccer balls for participants. Programs are offered at locations throughout the Kansas City metro area and offer spring and fall sessions. To learn more or to sign up, parents are encouraged to visit kansascityymca.org/KCCurrent.

“Hy-Vee has long supported youth sports programs in our communities,” said Drew Holmes, senior vice president of operations in Kansas City. “With the growth in popularity of soccer throughout the Midwest, we are excited to help provide Kansas City youth the opportunity to participate in the sport.” 

Participants will also be invited to YMCA Night at a KC Current match in the 2022 season. Each child will receive one free ticket, with the opportunity for families to purchase additional discounted tickets. The participating children will be honored at the match. 

About the Kansas City Current
Founded in December 2020, the Kansas City Current is led by the ownership group of Angie Long, Chris Long and Brittany Matthews. The team competes in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and played its first season in 2021. The Kansas City Current announced plans for the first stadium purpose-built for an NWSL team with expected completion in 2024. The team will play in 2022 at Children’s Mercy Park. For more information, visit KansasCityCurrent.com.

About YMCA of Greater Kansas City
Driven by its founding mission, the YMCA of Greater Kansas City has served as a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community since 1860. The Y empowers everyone, no matter who they are or where they’re from, by ensuring access to resources, relationships and opportunities for all to learn, grow and thrive. By bringing together people from different backgrounds, perspectives and generations, the Y’s goal is to improve overall health and well-being, ignite youth empowerment and demonstrate the importance of connections in and across communities. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. Visit KansasCityYMCA.org for more information.



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