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The GreenPages USA and Concrete2Green presents Green The Block Charlotte Friday, April 23 5-8:30pm at Eastland Mall. The event will feature a Green Job Infomation Fair, Green the Block Rally with Mayor Anthony Foxx, and Celebrity Futsal (Indoor Soccer) Game with area media personalities vs. the C2G Allstars. This will be fun for the entire family, with special guest performances from local and national recording artists. Music provided by With These Hands DJ’ing Academy

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C2G Partner S&A performs at Mexican National Game

C2G Partner S&A performs at Mexican National Game

S&A performs during halftime of the Mexican National Soccer Game vs. Iceland in Charlotte, NC.


Futsal Comes to Harlem

Although millions of kids in suburban America play soccer, millions more in urban America don’t have access, and therefore don’t play the game. Moreover, there are millions that bring the love of the game with them from their native countries, which share the same plight. Urban America has been left out of the world’s most popular sport. However, if Concrete2Green (C2G) has anything to do with it, it won’t for long.

Enter C2G’s urban soccer movement…

July 18th was a great day to be in Harlem, USA. For the first time, a “futsal pitch” or mini soccer court was laid down in the Mecca of urban culture. And it wasn’t just any court; it was a multi-color futsal court with 5 hues, courtesy of Concrete2Green and SnapSports. The court was laid at the courtyard of the historic Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building at 125th St. & Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (Seventh Ave).

The free daylong event started with youth clinics, consisting of boys and girls ages 5-14. It then moved into 4 v 4 exhibitions by Harlem’s own FC Harlem. The backdrop of the day was urban culture, including a DJ spinning beats, which resonated with fans, players and kids as they sang along and nodded their heads between touches. Spectators could be seen dancing to the sounds of African drums being played on the corner under the Adam Clayton Powell statue. The echoes of protesters traveled through the air from across the street, while onlookers shopped at the adjacent farmer’s market. It was an afternoon full of community, culture and creative expression.

…and the movement continues.

BACKGROUND ON THE HARLEM CUP

C2G partnered with Bill Lynch Associates, the Harlem-based consulting firm, to bring The First Annual Harlem Cup, which celebrated FC Harlem, the world’s game and urban culture. …… TPM


C2G Pilot Center Opens

C2G opens it’s first(pilot) Concrete2Green Futsal Center in Charlotte, NC by converting a defunct ice skating rink into a 3-court futsal facility.  C2G renovated the 25,000 sq ft space into a multi-use futsal/cultural center with a dj booth, dance studio, & artist grant space.  click for more about the C2G Center in Charlotte, NC


Soccer’s Urban Renewal

The Charlotte Post
Published Thursday, April 10, 2008
by Herbert L. White

Akbar Majeed wants the world’s game to have an urban presence.

Akbar Majeed of Charlotte is co-founder of Concrete2Green, which aims to build soccer play areas in urban communities. The goal isn’t locating lush green fields, but underused and abandoned areas where youngsters can develop their skills.
And he doesn’t mind if it’s on asphalt or concrete.

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