In short, the Albion 12 Foundation brings the concept of the 12th player to Albion SC. The 12th player tradition, in modern sports, has taken on significant ramifications, ranging from “outside play calling” in collegiate and professional sports, to active and passive support of athletic institutions to meet the respective needs of individual players.
The concept allows direct involvement by existing members, alumni, and outside organizations to confer a benefit upon athletes and causes worthy of attention. In the realm of youth sports, this concept has maximum impact, and in fact provides an opportunity to influence and change the lives of players, not just in athletics, but in their daily, off-the-field lives. By impacting our children’s lives in this manner, we are not only addressing a present need, but in many cases, helping to build a future. This impact may be subtle at first, but can provide an impetus for continued and future athletic and academic momentum.