Help Coach Chili
Rebuild
Soccer Factory

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BEFORE

AFTER

Three days after a once in 100-year tornado ravaged the town of Mayfield, Kentucky, a soccer team and their families gathered - not for a game or practice - but to clear the rubble from what used to be a flourishing (and Mayfield’s only) soccer training complex.

 

When they were done, all that was left was a slab of rock where the complex used to stand. So they did what they always do when they come to this place, they played a game of soccer. 

This is a story about a man and a soccer field.

Luis “Chili” Pardo came to the United States from Chile over 20 years ago to play collegiate soccer. Soon after, Mayfield, Kentucky became his forever home where he started a family as well as an auto repair shop, a restaurant, a used car lot, and then used his life savings to build The Soccer Factory. 

 

The Soccer Factory became a second home for many (including numerous kids from underprivileged families) in the short time since its completion. Mayfield’s population is less than 10,000 and resources like this for youth are few and far between. Soccer gave Chili a lot of opportunities and taught him the life skills he has been paying forward as a coach, a teacher, a leader, and a mentor to the youth in the Mayfield soccer community.

 

Let’s help Coach Chili rebuild and restore this incredible resource for the kids in Mayfield, Kentucky—who are more than deserving. Our ultimate goal is to raise $300,000 to put the Soccer Factory back together. A generous donor has promised to match the first $100,000 dollar for dollar. Please consider donating, and sharing our story.

WAYS TO HELP US REBUILD:

Donate to our GoFundMe Account

WE NEED AS MUCH HELP AS WE CAN GET UNFORTUNATELY THE BUILDING DID NOT HAVE INSURANCE

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Donating items:

Need list:

  • Soccer balls

  • Cones

  • Scrimmage Pinnies

  • Soccer Goals

  • Hurdles

  • Soccer Goals

  • Soccer Agility Rings

  • Jump Ropes

  • Rower

  • Plyometrics Box Jump

  • Medicine Ball

  • Pull Up Bar

  • Treadmill

Purchase A Jersey

Olive & York has kindly made a Soccer Factory Charity Jersey where you can pre-order until January 4th they do worldwide shipping!

Thank You!
 

We are SO thankful for all the support Coach Chili and his Soccer Factory family have received during these difficult times. We cannot thank you enough; please continue to share our story. We are forever grateful for all the love we have been receiving.