After 18-months of exciting programming, World Cup Boston 2010 (WCB 2010) has wound-down. Launched in September of 2009, WCB 2010 hosted more than 20 separate events that helped Bostonians forge new relationships across neighborhoods through a celebration of soccer, culture and diversity. A public, private, and non-profit initiative, WCB 2010 drew on the excitement generated by the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, the first time that the tournament was held on the continent of Africa. WCB 2010 hoped to use the moment when the world’s attention would be focused on South Africa to share the inspiring qualities exemplified by its inspiring transition out of apartheid, and we were delighted by how the city’s residents embraced the country and this truly global event.
WCB 2010 was made possible by funding from The Boston Foundation and the Barr Foundation. In addition, the support of dozens of partners and volunteers made the initiative a definite success. The WCB2010 calendar consisted of twenty-three public events, which enjoyed robust attendance by individuals from in and around Boston.
Please check back for exciting announcements about the future of World Cup Boston! Brazil will be hosting the next World Cup in 2014.Learn more about this great initiative by visiting www.worldcupboston2010.org.