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Atlanta United captain and Georgia Power executive surprise kids with backpacks and tickets to a match

Atlanta United Captain Michael Parkhurst and Georgia Power Foundation President and CEO Mike Anderson surprised a Soccer in the Streets youth soccer team with backpacks and tickets to the match against New York City FC at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The team received a VIP experience -- watching the match from a suite and receiving recognition at halftime on the field.

Soccer in the Streets

Soccer in the Streets is a not-for-profit organization that works to develop young leaders so they can lead rich lives and cultivate healthy communities through sports-based youth development. Core to its mission is providing better access to quality soccer programs and making youth ready for employment. Founded in 1989 in Atlanta, the organization reaches kids through soccer play, work-readiness training, hands-on experiential activities, and participation in youth leadership councils. The organization is gaining worldwide recognition for its ‘StationSoccer’ initiative – which builds soccer fields and community classrooms in and around metro transit hubs.