Charlie is a Senior at Oakwood High School and Grace is a Junior. Charlie plays year round soccer for both Oakwood and Ohio Galaxies, and in addition to soccer, he is a member of his Speech and Debate team, Teen Ambassador Board for the State of Ohio, and an active member of his youth group at church. Grace loved playing soccer for both Oakwood and Ohio Galaxies, and now she rows for Dayton Boat Club. She also swims for Oakwood, sings in the a capella group, is an Ohio Model United Nations member, in Math Club, and an active member of Young Life her youth group at church.
Charlie and Grace were inspired to start this organization after experiencing first hand some kids 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. It bothered them that these kids couldn't play to the best of their ability based on something they couldn't control. From that experience, Pass It Back Soccer was born.
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.