KLD Soccer. . .Where Goals Become Reality
The Kick, Lead, and Dream (KLD) initiative was founded in 2007 to create a fun environment where motivated high school students (KLD Coaches) volunteer to become role models, to provide the at-risk/low income kids from the Mountain View and Sunnyvale public schools (KLD Campers) the opportunity to improve their soccer skills, learn valuable leadership qualities, and gain the confidence to dream BIG! What started with 30 kids and a handful of coaches has grown to about 350 kids with about 90 coaches. Each of the 24 camp teams is represented by a country flag from traditional soccer countries. The camp is run by high school students for elementary school and middle school students.
Camp highlights include soccer tournaments, water balloon competition, and inspirational guest speakers from the bay area. Past guest speakers have included players from the San Francisco Forty Niners, Cincinnati Bengals, San Jose Earthquakes, FC Gold Pride...as well as police chiefs/officers from Mountain View and Sunnyvale, and Mountain View's Mayor.
Our campers are provided with free refreshments, camp t-shirts, and a chance to win prizes, and a lot more! KLD's goal is to make their camp experience something they will always remember. Free round-trip bus transportation, from select pick-up points in Mountain View and Sunnyvale to camp, is also provided.
KLD is a non-profit summer camp, 100% created and managed by generous, dedicated volunteers from the local community. It is a program benefitting at-risk youth operated under the aegis of Sunnyvale Police Activities League (SVPAL) SVPAL is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation ID# 45-5454048 Send mail to: KLD c/o SVPAL 700 All America Way, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
If you would like to make a monetary donation to KLD, please make the check payable to: "SVPAL for KLD Soccer Camp." SVPAL is a California 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.
700 All American Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
If you are interested in making a non-monetary donation to KLD, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 KLD Sponsors/Donors
KLD could not exist without the many generous sponsors/donors/supporters who help fund our camp and/or donate items we need. Thank you very much, to all the companies/individuals listed below:
Gelato Classico, Mt. View
Below are links to tons of great photos showing all the fun we had during our camp:
2016: Set 1 | Set 2
2015: Set 1 | Set 2
KLD Promo Video
KLD Campions are individuals who manage and support KLD with their time and passion. They are the reason KLD is able to have yet another successful year.
2016 Student Leader Team:
2016 Parent Leaders:
SV Fire Captain
MV Police Officer
Pavan & Ruma Nigam: KLD Founders
2015 Parent Director Team:
Former professional soccer player and coach, MVLA
Sunnyvale Alliance Soccer Club, President
El Camino Health Care District
Partners and Supporters:
Mountain View/Whisman Elementary School District
Sunnyvale Elementary School District
MVLA High School District