It is our privilege to honor our historical origins as it is the principal reason for the existence of our club. Without paying homage to the people responsible for shaping our vision, we would not be able to serve the youth we value so much. Marin City Sausalito FC has its roots in like-minded organizations that have at its core the same strong value of our youth and a commitment to providing the opportunities that should be afforded to all young people so they can thrive in all aspects of life.
Valued organizations like Dave Fromer Soccer have had an enormous positive impact on kids in Marin communities for decades. Dave Fromer is a Marin legend known for his support of soccer to more than 80,000 youth since 1978. His love for all youth and passion for the beautiful game of soccer have had a positive impact on kids of all ages, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds, inspiring them to be the best version of themselves. Dave Fromer and his amazing organization have spread joy and unity through sharing their passion for soccer!
Play Marin, an equally impactful Marin based nonprofit organization, has provided opportunities for children of diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds in southern Marin to grow and learn together through play. Addressing the racial and socioeconomic disparities within Marin County through sports and play has been an effective way to make a difference for these kids and we admire the tireless and selfless work Play Marin is known for. Founder Paul Austin has been incredibly successful in engaging communities to bring meaningful opportunities for kids to connect. Managed and operated primarily by an impressive, highly qualified and resourceful group of volunteers, Play Marin continues to bring unique experiences to kids from a community who has so little. Thank you Paul!
We also want to pay our respect to the greatest soccer player of all time and the world’s most impactful ambassador of the beautiful game, Pelé! Thank you for all you have done and continue to do for our youth through your legacy, may you rest In peace Pelé, our dear brother!