Ray United FC uses the power of education and soccer to help develop healthy kids and communities. Through community development programs, Ray United FC brings kids together to improve their soccer skills, promote healthy behaviors, and strengthen citizenship. All programs are inspired by respect, benefit, and sustainability.
When was Ray United FC formed and why?
Ray United FC was formed in 2014 after Ray Wipfli traveled to Uganda with his mom. Prior to going on the trip Ray collected over 250 pounds of soccer gear from his soccer team as well as money and letters from his 5th grade class to bring to a school in a rural village in Mpigi. He was inspired by the kids he met and the joy he shared playing soccer with them. He promised he would be back. Since then Ray has been dedicated to raising resources to help assist in generating educational and athletic opportunities for the youth throughout Uganda.
Who is Ray Wipfli?
Just a regular Californian kid who loves to dive, sing and play video games. Ray believes that every kid deserves the opportunity to succeed in life.
Who else is Managing the Club?
Ray's parents, Heather and Ralph Wipfli, helped the club get off the ground. A Leadership Council was formed in the Fall of 2015.
How can I get involved?
RUFC needs your help! There are many ways to get involved. You can host a fundraiser, start a club at your school, volunteer to help at a RUFC event, and/or travel with RUFC to Uganda. Check out more opportunities HERE.
RUFC is a registered non-profit. It's tax ID code is 46-5381488. All donations are tax deductible.