Director of Outreach
Curtis Gardner oversees all of Colorado Rapids Youth Soccer’s outreach programs, implementing one of the largest free soccer leagues in the country.
The Rapids Youth Club is unique from other clubs because of our ability to turn a genuine commitment to serve the entire community into reality. One of the ways we do this is through a robust outreach program that reaches over 2,000 players each year.
Curtis Gardner is originally from North Carolina and spent most of his childhood playing either soccer, basketball or baseball. Since joining the Rapids Youth Club in 2015, he has created new fundraising streams to lower dependence on grant funding, transitioned programming to a league format, and created a strategic plan for the next evolution of outreach. In his spare time you can find him kicking around at the Bladium, watching college basketball, or hanging out with his wife Liz and dog Johann at a nearby park.
303.399.5858 ext. 301