As the official sponsor of Chelsea Football Club, Samsung Electronics launched the U.S. leg of the Samsung – Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp this weekend in Seattle. This global soccer program is designed to encourage children aged 9 to 13 to pursue their dreams and nurture athletic talent.
In the U.S., children in three cities – Seattle, New York, Miami – will have the chance to train with coaches from the English Premier League, Chelsea FC, and learn The Chelsea way through a series of skill drills designed to help refine their control, shooting, dribbling, and passing during the half-day camps. More than 500 children from Boys & Girls Club of America and children from local youth soccer teams will participate in these camps.
Chelsea FC is in the U.S. this month and playing matches in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, and Miami.
The Samsung-Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp, which became a global program in 2011, has been an important component of Samsung’s commitment to children’s health and well-being. Approximately 2,000 children from around the world have benefitted through this program. Another example of Samsung’s commitment to children that’s specific to the U.S. is a program called Ready, Set, Gold! It combines the excitement of the Olympics and the importance of goal setting to help children combat childhood obesity and diabetes by pairing public schools with Olympians and Paralympians who visit schools several times a year to provide real-life examples of how to be successful and healthy in sport and in life.