March 23, 2016
A new mini-pitch was unveiled in Santa Ana, California, through a joint commitment made by adidas, MLS WORKS, Southern New Hampshire University and the U.S. Soccer Foundation.
Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) was on hand in early March for the unveiling of a new mini-pitch at Andrew Jackson Elementary School in Santa Ana, CA, and to present a full scholarship to a deserving member of the local community - all in conjunction with SNHU's partnership with Major League Soccer as well as one of its member clubs, the LA Galaxy.
The mini-pitch is part of the "20 for 20 Mini-Pitch Initiative," a joint commitment made by adidas, MLS WORKS, Southern New Hampshire University and the U.S. Soccer Foundation to create a series of 20 mini-pitches in underserved communities throughout North America.
SNHU President Paul LeBlanc awarded Santa Ana community member Veronica Rodriguez with a full scholarship to pursue her undergraduate degree online at Southern New Hampshire University. This opportunity will enable Rodriguez to be the first college graduate in her family, which is very meaningful not only to her, but her parents as well - it's something she never thought could happen until now.
SNHU's philanthropic partnership with the LA Galaxy and Major League Soccer in deserving communities throughout North America is indicative of the belief the university has in the power of education to transform lives and its mission to provide affordable access to higher education for all.
On July 23, the streets outside Fenway were filled with hundreds of runners for the 7th annual Run to Home Base.
During the first two weeks of July, as part of Operation: Back of the Net, SNHU donated $2,000 to the USO for every goal scored by U.S.-based MLS clubs.
At SNHU, we value the impact our faculty and staff members have on our students, and we believe it is important to recognize their hard work and commitment to student success.