More smiles, more opportunities,
more joyful communities

Together Pepsi and Lay’s have formed the “Team of Champions” to provide the gift of the game to underserved Black and Hispanic communities. Through the platform, Pepsi and Lay’s are making a $1 million commitment over three years to help create transformational change across the U.S. through soccer.

TEAM CAPTAIN

TEAM CAPTAIN

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Javier
"Chicharito"
Hernandez

" I'm proud to partner with Pepsi and Lay's to bring the beautiful game to underserved communities across the country. "

Chicharito-web-2

" I'm proud to partner with Pepsi and Lay's to bring the beautiful game to underserved communities across the country. "

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez

Chicharito-web-2

" I'm proud to partner with Pepsi and Lay's to bring the beautiful game to underserved communities across the country. "

Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez

Starting eleven

The “Team of Champions” is comprised of eleven organizations
across the United States

Starting
eleven

The “Team of Champions” is comprised of eleven organizations
across the United States

(National)

The ACCESS U Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to help rising Hispanic and Black players pursuing athletic soccer scholarship opportunities.

(Santa Rosa, CA)

Founded in 2003, Atletico Santa Rosa features more than 400 players across every age range. The club believes in a “No Player Left Behind” philosophy, which means that all players are encouraged to participate in a team regardless of skill level, economic status, age or size.

(New York, NY)

Big Apple Youth Soccer is the first Hispanic soccer organization to join the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association. For over 20 years, the league has worked to support the local Hispanic community in NY to create more opportunities for players to have access to the beautiful game.

(Chicago, IL)

The Chicago Champions League was created to promote, foster and develop the game of soccer within the Chicago community. The league, which boasts more than 2,000 players, provides free participation for families who can’t afford their fees to make soccer affordable in their community.

(Detroit, MI)

Detroit City FC is committed to providing accessible playing opportunities for the youth of Metro Detroit. The club offers a variety of programs to get involved in the beautiful game, from free clinics to competitive environments with affiliate clubs and the DCFC Academy program.

(El Paso, TX)

The El Paso Soccer League is a nonprofit soccer league created in 2005 as an affordable option for teams that couldn’t afford the high costs of surrounding leagues. The league provides an opportunity for adult and youth players to develop and grow within the community through athletic competitions.

(Washington, D.C.)

Glenn Goodwine, former Howard University Men’s Soccer Player, established Future Monarchs in order to offer soccer to rising players regardless of their ability to pay and based solely on their love of the game. The club operates very affordable or free programs for boys and girls from ages U9-U19, focusing attention on underrepresented populations of youth soccer at the highest levels in the DMV Area.

(Dallas, TX)

The Irving Amateur Soccer League is the oldest Hispanic league in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, drawing youth and adults for every season.

(Fort Lauderdale, FL)

The Lauderhill Lions Soccer Academy is one of South Florida’s premier youth soccer clubs focused on preparing boys and girls to compete at the top level. The club also puts an emphasis on academics, with all participants needing to maintain good grades and positive behavior in the classroom.
(Los Angeles, CA)
Spartan Wolves was founded to create an avenue for the development of youth players within inner cities, offering them an opportunity to have affordable access to high level skill development, training and education. The club puts an equal emphasis on athletics and education, offering consistent tutoring in academics and SAT prep for players within the club.
(Los Angeles, CA)
Tudela FC LA is an all-girls soccer club created with the goal of offering the same level of training, access to facilities and attention to development as boys receive within the Los Angeles area. The club features a diverse and inclusive roster of players, and is committed to working with any girl, regardless of her family’s socio-economic situation
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