The Ronaldinho Globe Street Team (RGST), formed by Brazilian soccer legend Ronaldinho, recently joined forces with Miami-based, smartphone manufacturer, NUU Mobile, to bring a street soccer tournament to the city’s Wynwood district on from May 26-27th. The RGST also hosted a soccer and life-skills workshop for kids and teens from Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services.
Miami Bridge’s at-risk youth were able to learn valuable life-lessons from street soccer players, such as Edward Van Gils, Randall do Rosario, Orry Promes, and Issy Hamdoui, who also faced similar challenges growing up.
The kids also participated in a friendly soccer match against these world-class athletes with gear generously provided by athlete equipment company, SKLZ. The equipment was later donated to Miami Bridge Youth & Family services’ Miami Central Campus for the youth to use year-round.
“This was a wonderful event for the kids on many levels. The players were living proof for our youth that people can overcome tremendous obstacles in life and then go on to chase their dreams,” stated Dorcas Wilcox, CEO of Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc.
Working in collaboration with local partners, as well as nonprofit organizations like Miami Bridge, RGST athletes aim to leave a legacy of inspiration and empowerment through street football collaboration in these social workshops and educational charity events for local children.
Photo credit to Apu Gomes and the Ronaldinho Globe Street Team: Miami Bridge youth and staff, Nuu Mobile team, Ronaldinho Globe Street Team; Edward Van Gils, Orry Promes, Issy Hamdoui, and Randall do Rosario
About Miami Bridge Youth & Family Services, Inc.: Miami Bridge was established in 1985 and serves as Miami-Dade County’s only 24-hour emergency shelter for children and teens in crisis ages 10-17. For more than 30 years, the non-profit organization has worked to rescue youth in the community from lives of victimization and crime by providing refuge, protection and specialized care in a nurturing, stable environment. Annually, Miami Bridge shelters more than 600 children and teens, providing over 10,000 care days for those individuals, as well as counseling to more than 550 families with children ages 6-17. For additional information, please visit www.miamibridge.org.
About NUU Mobile: NUU Mobile is headquartered in Miami, Florida; and Hong Kong, with offices in Minnesota, London, Indonesia, and India. The company has manufactured and supplied high-quality, reasonably-priced, unlocked smartphones since 2012, and employs over 3,000 people worldwide with over 250 R&D staff.
As partners in sport, NUU Mobile is proud to present the Ronaldinho Globe Street Cup in Miami’s Wynwood district on May 26-27, 2018. This exciting street soccer youth tournament features the Ronaldinho Globe Street Team, an elite group of soccer stars hand-picked by current Brazilian football legend and FC Barcelona ambassador Ronaldinho. The RGSC also includes various workshops and events aimed at providing a positive social impact for local children in the South Florida community. NUU Mobile believes sports are as inclusive as technology, and that the future can be brighter for our children, who can be inspired through sports by famous athletes.
For more information on this event, visit rgst.nuumobile.com. To learn more about NUU Mobile, please visit www.nuumobile.com.
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