First Touch Sports rolling

First Touch Sports, a local non-profit organization that combines children’s sports activities (primarily soccer) with a trademarked curriculum, received a much-needed van for transportation from the generosity of  Colonial Orthopaedics located on Riversbend Drive in Chester.

In June, David Glass, First Touch Sports executive director, mentioned their need for a van to his friend Dr.Vivek Sharma at Colonial Orthopaedics – and the magic happened. While the van isn’t brand new, it’s new to First Touch Sports and it’s made a huge difference to the kids involved in the program, as well as, Glass and their volunteers.

“The generosity of Colonial Orthopaedics was incredible. The difference one van is making is simply unbelievable. I am confident that we can do this,” said Glass.

The local non-profit organization combines children’s sports activities with the Life Skills Soccer Program written by Glass. The curriculum focuses on health, fitness and life skills. Glass and his volunteers are teaching important life skills to kids participating in the after school programming, using developing soccer skills as the training and teaching hook.

Former head coach for VCU’s women’s basketball program, Glass said, “Through soccer, and their love of the game, we are meeting the kids – and their parents where they are. We are teaching and reinforcing core values and life-skills that will serve them well as they grow and mature in their new community.”

Children are primarily coming from Scott Elementary, Davis Middle School, Falling Creek Middle School, and Meadowbrook High School.  But first, the kids had to get to the field, and that’s where the new van came in. For more information visit


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