THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING WITH US!
Thank you to all who joined us on May 25th for our first annual Unity Ball! The Unity Ball is a night to celebrate the fusion of our entities: South End Soccer and Boston Unity Cup. We had an amazing evening celebrating our 2023 Community Champions and enjoyed a night of multicultural music, food, and dance! Check out the highlights!
Event proceeds benefit South End Soccer, Boston Unity Cup, and our free programs.
UNITY BALL CO-CHAIRS:
South End/Roxbury Soccer Parent and Mom of Four
Vice President, Community Impact at The Trustees
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!
Bandita Joarder & Eric Hankwitz
The Belden and Kelly Family
THANK YOU TO OUR HOST COMMITTEE!
Amy & Ethan d'Ablemont-Burnes
Northeastern University, City & Community Engagement
Hint Social, Co-Founder & CEO
2023 COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS
Emerson Women's Soccer
Coach Suvak has been engaged with our youth programming since the inception of South End Soccer in 2008 and was there with his players for South End Soccer's first day of play. Over the last 14 years he has run coach trainings, guided us in the launch of our travel program, facilitated internships, and brought the Emerson Women's Soccer team to volunteer. His expertise and contributions have been invaluable to our organization, and we credit him for uplifting us to where we are today. We thank him for being a founding partner.
The Office of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion
The Office of Economic Opportunity & Inclusion's leadership and staff were invaluable partners in the launch of the Boston Unity Cup. Annually, the Office of Tourism, Sport and Entertainment and the Office of Global Affairs have continued to provide crucial event support and guidance. They have been instrumental in not only bringing the event back after Covid-19, but helping us to make 2023 the largest year ever. Working in partnership, we provide Boston with a moment like no other to celebrate our global city.
Connelly Partners has been instrumental in supporting the launch of the Soccer Unity Project. Through shared office space, video production, and event support, they have been a pivotal partner for us as we expanded our staff, our capacity, and our profile. They are true champions of the work, consistently going above and beyond. Their unwavering dedication is one of the main reasons why the organization has been able to take this next big step, and we are so grateful for their choice to join us as a community impact partner.