Pure Game, a non-profit that uses the game of soccer as a platform to engage and support character building and fine-tuning of leadership skills, is expanding into the city of San Clemente. Offered through the Boys and Girls Club of The South Coast Area on Fridays from 3 to 5 p.m., Pure Game uses a small-sided soccer program to help youth that are under served, in foster care, homeless, from disadvantaged households or are interested in improving strong leadership abilities, develop skills for personal growth or future contribution to the community.
Founded in 2009, Pure Game serves the cities of Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Costa Mesa, Garden Grove, Orange, Placentia, Santa Ana and Stanton. The non-profit works with partnership programs, schools and recreation organizations. Pure Game also works closely with GRIP (Gang Reduction Intervention Partnership), a police-led program that works to reduce gang participation by providing in-school programs for partnership schools. In 2012, Pure Game served more than 5,000 under-privileged and at-risk children ages six to 18 throughout the county. Having helped more than 7,500 in 2013, Pure Game is on track to work with more than 12,000 youth in 2014.
For more information about Pure Game, visit www.thepuregame.org. To participate in the Pure Game program, join the Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast Area. For registration information, visit http://www.bgcsca.org/.