MMP Capital signed on as a sponsor for SUSA FC Academy, a Long Island, NY-based soccer academy with more than 1,600 players, affiliate clubs and additional youth development programs. Through its corporate giving program, MMP Tots, MMP Capital will subsidize fees and support less fortunate youth and their families in obtaining equipment.
“We are greatly appreciative that MMP Capital has so generously sponsored SUSA FC Academy,” Glenn Schneider, CEO of SUSA, said. “It is partnerships like these that make it possible for all youth athletes develop their athletic journey, learn and grow as they achieve their goals.”
MMP Capital created MMP Tots a few years ago as a scholarship program, awarding tuition for private K-12 education to families on Long Island. This year, as part of MMP Capital’s 10th anniversary celebration, the MMP Tots program is expanding with the goal of enriching the lives of children.
“The MMP Tots program was created to make the lives of children and families better,” John-Paul Smolenski, president and CEO of MMP Capital, said. “We believe that every child should have an equal chance to reach their full potential, no matter what challenges they face. By supporting activities like sports leagues, hosting clothing and toy drives, and offering scholarships, we are committed to providing resources that put children on the path to success.”
MMP Tots recently partnered with the Nassau County (New York) Police Athletic League and Pioneer Sports to host a football clinic with NFL tight end Jeremy Ruckert of the New York Jets. MMP coaches worked with hundreds of children on the field and at the end of the day, selected 10 individuals as MMP MVPs for exhibiting good sportsmanship, athleticism and teamwork.
“As a NCAA Division I All-American and Big Ten conference champion, I believe in the significant values that sports offer to our nation’s youth. Good values, such as teamwork, development of self-esteem, social skills, work ethic and commitment to common goals, to name a few,” Smolenski said.
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