For each of the last three springs, Score for Change has put on a charity soccer tournament with a format that focuses on fun.

“We mix age groups together and let girls and boys play together, which they normally don’t do. All the kids tell us they love it.”, says Hannah Sharp, the President and Co-Founder of Score for Change, a non-profit initiative in Hingham.

Score for Change, was started by siblings Hannah, Emma and Noah Sharp in 2015 as a way to convert their love of soccer into a way to make a difference in the lives of their community. Over the last three years, the tournament has raised more than $20,000 to provide soccer programs to youth in need. Over the last two years, specifically, the donations have provided Boston Scores (formerly, America Scores Boston) with more than $14,000 to provide after-school programs for urban youth in the Boston Public Schools.

“We recognized that lots of kids in the Boston area don’t have the opportunities that many kids in Hingham have. We want to help provide those kids with something productive and fun to do after school. I feel like sometimes we take take for granted that we head to sports or some other activity after school every day. So many kids in our area don’t have those opportunities.” Hannah Sharp says.

Hingham has responded. In addition to the players that sign up for the tournament, local sponsors and partners have stepped up to help in the effort. The Hingham High School Girls Soccer program has been a partner every year.

“It’s so important for our girls to get involved with community service. I want the program to be an example that caring is as important as competitive excellence.” said state championship Hingham girls soccer coach Ryan Puntiri.

Each tournament team is coached by varsity players.

“It’s a double benefit,” said Puntiri. “The younger player in Hingham get to interact with high-level soccer players and Boston Scores receives much needed funds to provide programs to less fortunate students in the Boston schools. Its a great example for other soccer programs to follow and I hope the idea of this kind of service sticks with our players throughout their lives.”

The tournament aims to provide a fun exclamation point to the end of spring soccer season. Third and fourth graders, both boys are girls, are teamed together in a round-robin style tournament with a semifinal and final round. Similarly, fifth-eighth grade boys are girls are set into teams for a two-hour round robin with semifinals and finals. The last two years have seen champions by close games and sometimes penalty kicks.

This year’s tournament is on June 8 at Carlson Field. For sign-ups or to donate, visit the Score For Change website at Hannah has a goal of more than 150 participants this year and hopes to raise over $8,000, which would eclipse the prior tournaments.

Hingham Youth Soccer has also been a supporter of Score for Change. HYS helps with communication and provides field support. The tournament is real example of a community support.

Score for Change also has local sponsors that continue to support the cause.

“Since the beginning, Nona’s Homemade, Elli’s Wine Cellar, Wahlburgers and The Hingham Fruit Center have stood by us with field sponsorships.” said Hannah Sharp.

Last year, Hingham Savings, Seoane Landscaping Design and Orangetheory Fitness stepped up to sponsor as well as Korn Ferry International.

“I really love that local businesses recognize the importance of our what we are trying to achieve with Score for Change,” said Hannah Sharp.

A new sponsor this year is, Krigsman Yoga. Barbara Froio, an instructor at Krigsman, says that their sponsorship is more than just money.

“At the tournament our Next Generation Team, led by Britany Staples, will be there to lead a warm-up and stretching session to help the players get ready to compete,” said Froio. “It’s part of our NexGen program of 11-15 year olds that promotes self-esteem building and mind-body wellness in the younger generation.”