New York, New York, September 27, 2018 – Eat Soccer has been selected as 1 of 5 finalists in the United States for the 2018 Pitch for Hope Competition. This contest is one of several projects within the global partnership between Chelsea Football Club and the World Jewish Congress.

Supporting the goal to combat the widespread phenomenon of anti-Semitism in sports, Eat Soccer’s proposed idea will bring New York City’s soccer community experiences that reinforce inter-faith and intercommunal interactions. The soccer lifestyle brand joins other finalists who have been selected from the United States, United Kingdom and Israel. One finalist from each region will be awarded up to $10,000 to support the implementation of their idea.

"At Eat Soccer, we believe that soccer’s dominance as the world’s favorite sport is fueled by the diverse voices, perspectives and experiences of those that play, coach and support the game." said Qiana Martin, Founder of Eat Soccer. "Our mission, in helping brands and fans express their passion for the sport, requires that we embrace this universal language as a vehicle for encouraging a greater global good. We are honored to have our project selected for the next round of consideration and look forward to our final presentation.”

The inaugural edition of this joint challenge was made possible thanks to a special contribution from club owner Roman Abramovich. To learn more about Pitch for Hope, visit

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