Charlie, Grace, Emma, and Henry Almoney have all been involved with Pass It Back Soccer from the beginning. Charlie and Grace were first inspired to start this organization in 2017 after experiencing first hand some players on their club soccer teams that could not afford equipment such as cleats and shin guards. They were playing with cleats that were too small and falling apart. From that experience, Pass It Back Soccer was born. In the beginning, Charlie and Grace organized the initial ideas while Emma and Henry worked hard to collect the equipment and prepare it to be distributed. It has been a family affair and to date, the organization has provided over 500 pairs of cleats, shin guards, and socks to players in the Miami Valley.
We believe youth soccer in our community is a wonderful opportunity not only to learn to play the game of soccer but also to teach the importance of hard work, being a great teammate, sportsmanship, and fitness.
We believe every person who wants to play soccer should be able to play regardless of his or her ability to buy necessary equipment such as cleats, shinguards, and soccer balls. It is the goal of Pass It Back Soccer to find players and teams in the Miami Valley who are in need of proper, basic equipment. We will work hard to provide this service to as many players as possible so that those interested in youth soccer have the necessary equipment for them to participate and succeed.
Currently, Emma serves as President of Pass It Back Soccer. She is a junior at Oakwood High School and loves the game of soccer. She plays year round for Oakwood and her club team, Ohio Galaxies FC. Emma is involved in a variety of other ways in the Dayton community. She is a part of the 2021 Youth Leadership Dayton program, serves as a Hope Squad member, is secretary of her high school student council, and was also a part of the 2021 Ohio State Championship Track team for Oakwood. Emma organizes cleat give aways, collects donations, and runs equipment cleaning events.
Grace continues to manage the marketing and technology while attending Georgia Tech and majoring in Industrial Engineering. She maintains the website and social media presence. Henry works to clean and organize the equipment and enjoys fitting players for cleats on the donation days.