The Goals Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization that strives to afford opportunities to help our local youth create, develop and focus on positive life goals that include sports, health and fitness, educational, family and career goals in order to prevent at-risk behavior and activities in the future.
With the Goals Foundation, our mission is to help create character, confidence, integrity, motivation, desire and belief in our young people by exposing them to the atmosphere and camaraderie of sports and fitness, regardless of limited physical, mental or financial abilities so they may reach their life potential.
Joe Belluzzo Shoe Bank
Joe Belluzzo is considered the grandfather of soccer in Santa Rosa. The sport was part religion and all devotion for Belluzzo as he pursued, confidently and aggressively, his passion for the game that is so beloved in Europe and Latin America. He began in 1965 by signing up 33 boys to play soccer, which led to formation of the Santa Rosa Youth Soccer League in 1969. Today on any weekend, given a dry field, thousands of youngsters and adults can be seen on local soccer pitches.
Over 30 years ago, Joe started a “shoe bank” run out of his garage, where players could exchange cleats that they have outgrown. Sports City is proud to carry on Joe’s legacy as the host of the Joe Belluzzo Shoe Bank in Santa Rosa.
Rising Stars is a program that brings children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities off the sidelines and into the game. Rising Stars promotes personal development in a fun soccer environment designed to improve social skills and overall fitness.
Rising Stars is different from typical soccer as it does not match players by age, but by their cognitive ability and skill. The program is ages 4 years old to adults. The unique design of our program allows players to achieve personal success using Buddies, who translate each session to the level and ability of their players, allowing them to succeed.