Allstate debuts youth coaching mural

NORTHBROOK - Allstate, in partnership with the U.S. Soccer Federation, unveiled a 25-foot, interactive art mural on Chicago's west side that provides soccer coaching to aspiring youth players.

Working with Black Star, a program whose mission is to accelerate the growth and popularity of soccer among Black Americans, and local nonprofit Intentional Sports, Allstate helped create the dedicated outdoor training space for youth players. The coaching mural is an instructional art installation that guides players through an assortment of soccer drills and techniques, including shooting, passing and proper foot positioning.

"Soccer is one of the most popular sports in the world and a game I love, which is why I am so passionate about passing it on to the next generation," said Crystal Dunn, a member of the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team and board member of Black Women's Player Collective.

The coaching mural is located at Intentional Sports, a Chicago-based nonprofit that operates a soccer recreation facility on the city's west side.

"Allstate's commitment to protecting people extends to our passion for protecting the game of soccer," said Dan Keats, director of consumer marketing at Allstate. "We're investing in resources that will help young players develop their skills, such as giving them easier access to coaching. This mural embodies our commitment to them and the future of the sport."

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