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Blue Iguana Restaurant, Mālama Football Club Help Local Youth Soccer Team

Oct 20, 2021, 2:55 PM | Updated: 3:13 pm
Northwest Middle School - Rose Park, Utah...
Youth soccer team from Northwest Middle School in Rose Park, Utah (Courtesy of Mālama Football Club)
(Courtesy of Mālama Football Club)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Salt Lake City’s Blue Iguana Mexican Restaurant and Hawaii’s Mālama Football Club recently helped a local youth soccer team.

Mālama Football Club is a non-profit youth soccer and leadership academy whose goal is to “teach youth from all walks of life that they can accomplish anything” through the game of soccer.

Recently, Mālama FC owner Chuck Steele had the idea to sponsor a team in the state of Utah. After researching businesses that represented the non-profit’s values, Steele reached out to Blue Iguana owner Kris Cappaert to see if she would be interested in sponsoring a team at Northwest Middle School in Rose Park, Utah.

Cappaert was instantly on board with sponsoring “a few” players.

A short time later, Steele received Blue Iguana’s donation which supported the entire 12-member team rather than only “a few” players at Northwest Middle School.

“It’s not always about winning or scoring the most goals it’s really about being unified,” Mālama Football Club says of its mission. “It’s about gaining self-worth, optimism, having confidence in sportsmanship, responsibility, learning to lead, and express creativity. Showing Aloha and friendship.”

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