• Pure Game: A Difference Maker

    Pure Game Founder Tony Everett has been chosen as Small Nonprofit Leader of the Year by the Santa Ana Chamber of Commerce. Tony will be honored at the Difference Makers Luncheon at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on April 19. Another terrific vote of confidence for the Pure Game team.… Read More

  • WATCH: Why We Must Teach Our Children To Play Again

    In this TED talk, Dr. Peter Gray compellingly brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but, overall dramatic decline in children’s freedom to play with other children, without adult direction. Over this same period, there has been… Read More

  • Pure Game is in 50 Schools! Now for 100…

    Pure Game has just signed up its 50th OC school – a huge milestone for the organization and its founder Tony Everett. “I am excited beyond words,” said Tony. “I started the Pure Game program in the hope I could use the game I love to affect change within kids. “I never… Read More

  • Pure Game STAR Winter Soccer Camp

    Thirty students from Savanna School District were lucky enough to be part of the 3-day Winter Soccer camp put on by Pure Game at Stanton Central Park from December 27-December 29. Some of the students were determined soccer players, and others were beginners – but everybody had a great time.… Read More

  • When Soccer is Not Just a Game….

    By David Gardner THE boy with the heavily bandaged arm was back at school just days after nearly being killed in a gang fight just down the road in Lake Forest. If the stab wounds still hurt, he wasn’t showing it. “It’s fine, miss. I really want to play.” It’s… Read More

  • Why it’s so Important to Level the Playing Field for our Children

    How much does a family’s income affect a child’s ability to participate and excel in sport? How difficult is it to transcend an impoverished upbringing, not just in sport but also in life? These are some of the questions raised by writer Linda Flanagan in her article What’s Lost When… Read More

  • Pure Game Diary: Helping Students Focus at School

    Day in and day out, the Pure Game program is helping young students to understand the importance of education. And it’s working. The feedback we are getting from school principals underlines just how successful we are in getting through to the kids we are working with. Here’s one example… Gilbert’s… Read More

  • Pure Game Diary: Learning How Soccer – and Life – is Not Just About Winning

    Here’s another update from the field on how lives are being changed through Pure Game… Walter* is a 4th grader who was sent to my program from a teacher but she told me she wasn’t sure he would be okay to be in the program as he has a lot… Read More

  • Making a Difference….

    Pure Game ran a successful camp for the Savannah School District and it went so well that more are being planned. One of our terrific team explains how she saw the camp making a difference… I was able to attend the soccer camp that Pure Game held at Stanton Central… Read More

  • Programs May be Running in 50 Schools by the End of 2017

    Pure Game is on course to meet its goal of running programs in 50 schools by the end of 2017. A record 43 schools are already enjoying the benefits of Pure Game’s specialized program to help kids learn through soccer – with 11 new schools signing on in November alone.… Read More