Vin Ko, a co-founder of the very popular St. Louis Pick Up Soccer group works for the World Trade Center STL and is active with St. Louis Mosaic. He recently teased about Building Soccer Fields for St. Louis City youth:
— Vin (@TheCoordinated) August 29, 2017
The first one in the area was finished a year ago. Via KMOV
Nahed Chapman New American Academy is home to nearly 400 students, many of them refugees, from more than 30 countries. Here, the students begin the process of becoming Americans and find common ground in the sport of soccer.
Gehadaldain Turki’s young eyes have seen adult carnage from conflict. Originally from Fallujah, Iraq, Turki left in the wake of ISIS storming the city. Turki loves his life in the US and loves to play soccer.
The new soccer field at Nahed Chapman New American Academy was made possible by more than $200,000 worth of cash donations and services which was the result of the Gateway Welcome Project. More than two-dozen partners including Construction Forum St. Louis and the St. Louis Mosaic Project helped bring the field to low.
It’s the result of work by the Gateway Welcome St. Louis organization. St. Louis Scott Gallagher is involved in Gateway as the video below reflects. It does beg the question of why their efforts there weren’t included in the marketing effort for the Major League Soccer stadium vote. Concrete evidence of their willingness to participate in the City.
The cover photo came from this tweet, just prior to the grand opening September 13, 2016
Amela Kuckovic of St. Louis Mosaic, Peter Tao of Gateway Welcome Project and Vin Ko, World Trade Center St. Louis
— STL Mosaic Project (@STLMosaic) August 22, 2016