On Friday, January 13, the San Jose Earthquakes and Wells Fargo traveled to Five Canyons Park and presented Castro Valley Soccer Club a $2,000 check on behalf of the Wells Fargo Goals For Education Program. The grant will be used to help purchase new goals for CVSC after vandals caused $10,000 worth of damage to their equipment last year.
While players of the youth soccer club and the TOPS (soccer players with special needs) program looked on, representatives from Wells Fargo, CVCS and the San Jose Earthquakes spoke about the importance of youth soccer. Earthquakes midfielder Anthony Ampaipitakwong closed the ceremony by presenting the check to CVSC and joining the kids in a scrimmage. Afterwards, Ampaipitakwong signed autographs for all the kids and gave them a Wells Fargo gift bag that included a soccer ball.
This was the second Wells Fargo Goals For Education check presentation the Earthquakes and Wells Fargo had completed this week. On Wednesday, January 11, the Quakes joined Wells Fargo at Bret Harte Elementary School in San Francisco to issue America SCORES a $1,500 check for their after-school soccer/poetry program. In total, the Wells Fargo Goals For Education program will issue 16 grants totalling $10,000 to local youth soccer and athletic development programs this year.