There are over 1 billion homeless people in the world. The Homeless World Cup aims to help end that, by bringing awareness to the cause through the beautiful game.
This celebrated annual event takes place over the next few days in Mexico City, where teams comprised of homeless people from 59 different nations will compete for the Cup.
Here in the Seattle area, where Code Four Athletics is based, the Street Soccer Seattle program is one of many such programs across the U.S. that works to utilize the camaraderie, community, and confidence central to the sport of soccer to empower homeless individuals to find greater success and peace in their lives. For a glimpse into this program, and an endearing story one of Seattle’s own who’ll be playing in Mexico City, check out this story from KOMO-TV news.