Soccer Without Borders - 4 Year Extension

Capelli Sport and Soccer Without Borders renew their partnership for an additional 4 years

Soccer Without Borders (SWB) and Capelli Sport are excited to announce a 4-year partnership renewal. This agreement will make Capelli Sport the official and exclusive gameday uniform provider for SWB throughout the 2027 season. Extending a partnership initially begun in the 2019 season, this deal will also see Capelli Sport providing gear, training apparel, and select coaching and staff apparel to the global non-profit. By the 2026 FIFA World Cup, SWB, with support from Capelli Sport, will have served over 50,000 youth directly, and tens of thousands more through SWB-led accelerators, trainings, and initiatives happening around the globe.

As a clear sign of teamwork and collaboration between SWB and Capelli Sport, Capelli Sport’s Corporate Strategy Manager, Tommaso Vitale, has decided to run the 2023 TCS New York City Marathon as part of Team SWB. Tommaso has worked closely with SWB for many years and has played an important role in ensuring strong communication between both sides of the partnerships. And now, as part of Team SWB, Tommaso has raised over $4,000 for SWB while ensuring that his NYC Marathon teammates will suit up in Capelli Sport running gear on race day.

Founded in 2006 in Bethlehem, PA, Soccer Without Borders’ mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change, providing underserved youth with a toolkit to overcome obstacles to growth, inclusion, and personal success. Their programs are designed for young people to develop agency, a sense of belonging, and the skills to contribute, building social capital and strengthening positive identity development. 

Executive Director of Soccer Without Borders, Jennifer Tepper said:

“It is an honor to continue Soccer Without Borders' partnership with Capelli Sport as we increase our impact through soccer with newcomers and marginalized youth around the world. Capelli Sport’s and SWB's continued partnership over the next few years signals our unwavering commitment to providing safe, affordable, quality access to soccer for all SWB youth. It also models the significance of game day apparel for our youth, volunteers, and staff by exemplifying unity, team cohesion, positive identity formation, and community belonging. We look forward to amplifying these intangible benefits of our partnership on the global stage as we welcome the World Cup to North America in a few short years."