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Soccer For Kids Sake is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization founded in 1999. We are dedicated to the formulation of free soccer programs for underprivileged youth to promote positive personal growth and development through programs that these individuals might never have a chance to experience without our help.

Soccer For Kids Sake has run programs in the Boston, Massachusetts area since 1999. In 2007 we moved our head office to Chapel Hill, North Carolina; this is where our new focus will be, given that the directors now live in this area.  North Carolina is a hot bed for soccer with 50 plus universities in the state, there is no shortage of student-athlete role models for these kids.  Our focus will include linking the importance of school to continue to enjoy sports through all levels of academics. The directors were Division 1 student-athletes who’s focus was sports, but learned at a young age that sports were a reward for hard work in the classroom.  The two go hand in hand in life. 

The company is run exclusively on donations, grants, and other fund raising projects. No part of the net earnings (if any) of the Corporation shall insure to the benefit of the officers or board members.

Our Board of Directors

Ethan Zohn

Since winning CBS’s Survivor: Africa in 2001, Ethan Zohn has not only made a name for himself as an entertainment and broadcast personality and ambassador for the sport of soccer, but wielded his celebrity and influence in tireless dedication to the variety of causes that matter to him.

In 2002, Ethan co-founded Grassroot Soccer (, a nonprofit organization that trains professional soccer players to teach African children, through a tailor-made curriculum, about HIV/AIDS prevention. Since its founding GRS has caught the attention of now partners Gates Foundation, FIFA Futbol for Hope, Daimler Chrysler, DeBeers and Kellogg Foundation, and ‘graduated’ over 230,000 youths. By the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010, the organization’s goal is to graduate one million African youths from the program.

In August 2008, Ethan officially launched Grassroot Soccer UNITED (, an international, youth-led movement to raise money and build awareness for his foundation and mission to end HIV/AIDS in Africa, when he embarked on a world record-breaking 550-mile journey on foot, from Boston, MA, to Washington, D.C. - dribbling a soccer ball the entire route.

Ethan is also the national spokesperson for America Scores, an organization that helps inner-city kids participate in educational soccer programs. Other extensive charity work includes the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation, KickAIDS, the Colon Cancer Alliance and Autism Speaks.

In recognition for his charitable work Ethan has been awarded the Nkosi Johnson Community Spirit Award by the International Association of Physicians in AIDS Care, the Heroes Among Us Award from the Boston Celtics and the Massachusetts State Health Department, and the Auxilia Chimusoro Award from the U.S. State Department in Zimbabwe.

Among his many broadcast credits, Ethan’s own television show, EarthTripping - profiling eco-friendly travel and adventure around the globe - will premiere this fall on the EquatorHD. Ethan has also hosted The MSG Soccer Report (Madison Square Garden Network) and F.C. Fox (Fox Soccer Channel), in addition to working as a sideline commentator and soccer analyst for MLS, MISL, and ESPN Radio.

Maggie Tomecka

Maggie is an anesthesiologist at UNC Hospital. Her impressive soccer background and achievements include the following:
● former member of the U.S. Under-21 National Team
● former member of the U.S. Under-18 National Team

● New Jersey Wildcats 2006
● New York AC 2007
University of North Carolina 2000-2004
● Four Year Starter
● Captain 2003- led the team to a 27-0-0 season, the best record in women's college soccer history
● 2003 NCAA All-Tournament Team
● NCAA National Champion 2003, 2000
● NCAA National Finalist 2001
● NCAA National Semi-finalist 2002
● Boston Renegades 2000-2002

Glen Jusczyk

Glen Jusczyk, age 33 is from North Attleboro, Massachusetts. He is married to Meg, and has a daughter named Malia.  He has six years of professional soccer experience in the United Soccer League, the Professional Development League, the Division 3 league and the A-League, all division of the U.S. Soccer Federation. At the time Glen played, the A League was considered the minor league of professional soccer in this country. Glen was USL National Team of the Week Member 1999. He played all four years of NCAA Division 1 soccer while graduating from Northeastern University and was chosen an All-America East Selection his senior year. He has completed eight official Ironman events and eight marathons, including the Boston, Disney, San Francisco, San Diego and Honolulu Marathon.  Glen's always done things against the grain: he grew up playing soccer when everyone else in his New England hometown was playing football, he started a business when he was a student, he used his people skills to grow a business in tough economic times.   Glen is proud to be part of Soccer For Kids' Sake. He has his USSF B license and  NSCAA Advanced National license.

Mike O’Keefe

Michael graduated Bentley College in 1982 with a B.S. in Accountancy. He specializes in personal financial planning and has earned a special designation, the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), from the AICPA. This designation is acquired by CPAs who are AICPA members (binding them to the Code of Professional Conduct), have financial planning business experience, in addition to continuing education within the last five years and a comprehensive and rigorous personal financial planning exam. Michael concentrates on wealth management and personal finance. He maintains a CPA
license from the State of Maryland since 1993. He is an Investor Advisor Representative and founding partner of Oakdale Wealth Management. He is also a member of the AICPA and an associate member of the MSCPA. Locally he has
served as the President of the Millis Lions and Treasurer of the Millis Boosters. Michael is a father of 3  Millis High varsity student athletes and an accomplished high school, club and town soccer coach.

Many facts and questions are answered in our FAQ’s page. If you have further questions please contact us.

Copyright 2008, Soccer for Kids Sake. All rights reserved. Soccer for Kids Sake is organized as a non-profit 501(c) 3.