Making a Difference in Tulsa, Both On and Off the Pitch
One of the priorities of the Craft family when they bought FC Tulsa was to be active in the Tulsa community and be an organization that truly makes a difference in this city. FC Tulsa is proud to have launched a number of community initiatives and partnered with terrific organizations here in Tulsa to make that happen.
In 2021, FC Tulsa launched the Tulsa Dream League with the Tulsa Dream Center, North Tulsa’s first fully-funded youth soccer league, allowing children to play soccer on two fully developed fields with proper kits and balls. Project eNGAGE was also started in 2021 in association with the Tulsa Police Department to bring together under-resourced children and police officers through video games to build trust and relationships between police and at-risk youth.
The club also teamed up with Tulsa Public Schools in the Impact Ball initiative in which players would deliver team-signed soccer balls to schools that teachers could use to incentivize good behavior and work ethic. Over 43 schools across six school districts were involved in the program by the end of 2022.
In addition to these larger initiatives, FC Tulsa is regularly involved in the community by way of other events through community partners such as Gaining Ground, Food on the Move, Uplift Ed, Able Athletes, and many others.