Auburn Youth Soccer Association is committed to being an active member of its community. The club encourages its members to support a variety of community service projects and charitable programs.  Rainier Valley Slammers teams, in particular, play a big role in upholding AYSA’s belief that not only are community service projects an investment in our community and the people who live in it, but they serve to promote the importance of good citizenship for those who volunteer.  Club-wide annual projects in which RVS coaches, players and families are involved include the "Playing Ball to Cure them All" event, which is a Breast Cancer awareness and fundraising campaign held each October; and a holiday Food and Gift Drive held each December in partnership with Communities In Schools of Auburn to name a few.
 

Playing Ball to Cure Them All

Food & Gift Drive

RVS Team Projects

The mission of the Rainier Valley Slammers program is to train young people to be great soccer players and great students and citizens! In keeping with AYSA’s commitment to be an active member of its community, Rainier Valley Slammers teams are encouraged to participate in at least one community service project each year. In addition to club-wide projects like the Playing Ball to Cure them All event, and the Holiday Food and Gift Drive, individual teams will often initiate their own community service projects such as those described below.

RVS G01 Orange Team “Auburn Clean Sweep” Project

RVS G98 Orange Team "Big Give" Project

RVS G99 White Team "Relay for Live" Project

Volunteer Opportunities

Are you looking for a community service project for your team? Check out the following soccer-related opportunities below. For further details, visit the Washington Youth Soccer website.
Soccer for Success
Soccer for Success is the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s innovative youth development program that uses soccer as a tool to combat childhood obesity and promote healthy lifestyles for children in low-income communities. Through the Social Innovation Fund and U.S. Soccer Foundation, Washington Youth Soccer provides this after-school program to 15 elementary schools within the Highline, Tukwila, Kent and Auburn School Districts. Communities In Schools Auburn currently supports the Soccer for Success program in four Auburn elementary schools. The program relies on the volunteer support of families and community organizations. There are many ways to volunteer, from being a support coach working with the coaching team, as an attendance and sign-out helper, as an equipment helper or as an organizer at various events throughout the school year.

TOPSoccer
TOPSoccer is a program for players four years of age and older who have developmental and/or physical disabilities. The program is based on skill level, not age, and participants include players, coaches and buddies – volunteers who are paired with each player to assist with the game. TOPSoccer creates an opportunity for players with disabilities to be part of the soccer community, where they grow emotionally and physically and where their families, coaches and buddies connect to share in the joy of playing soccer. TOPSoccer programs are community-run programs at the local level – there are currently 23 programs located throughout the state.