We began E-Soccer in April 2000 at a small park in Foster City with just a few friends and a handful of kids. My two sons have special needs, and I thought they would benefit from learning the game of soccer while building friendships with other children.

What we didn’t expect was that over the next decade, E-Soccer would develop into an all-volunteer, inclusive soccer program that serves hundreds of kids with and without special needs in the Bay Area and around the world.

E-Soccer is dedicated to empowering both typical and special needs children of all abilities to reach their full athletic and social potential. E-Soccer’s inclusion methodology promotes leadership as well as social, character, and athletic development for each child in an individualized manner. I was fortunate enough to receive the Jefferson Award and a Congressional Citation, in recognition of my service.

The E-Soccer team is grateful to have partnered with the San Jose Earthquakes. The top picture is me with Chris Wondolowski (Earthquakes team captain and Team USA for 2014 World Cup). The bottom is picture is me with Dave Kaval (President of the Earthquakes).

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