Newly formed in early 2020, The Power of One Foundation was conceived by Mackenzie Morris, lifetime Colorado resident, avid soccer player, coach, Director, and single mother to her little girl. Hearing and reading statistics about youth suicide and negative behavioral trends is scary for any parent, but when those negative numbers are dominated by adolescents coming from single-parent and low income homes, it’s terrifying. Youth sports, coaches, and a positive environment can make a significant difference in improving these negative mental health statistics, as well as create better humans, better opportunities, and a great deal of hope for young athletes.
Called to make a difference, Mackenzie wanted to use her story as a means to turn victim into victory, and began the Power of One Foundation. The foundation’s initial purpose is to raise money for life-changing scholarships, made available upon application, to the parents of young athletes who aren’t in the position to afford the dues and fees associated with youth soccer.
The Power of One Foundation immediately caught the attention of soccer players, coaches and parents nationwide. With the overwhelming support of our growing number of followers, we are raising money for scholarships. And although we always encourage those people who are in the position to giveback with donations that go towards these scholarships, The Power of One Foundation is actively looking for long-term sponsors. This will allow the foundation to continue growing our resources and be able to offer several scholarships per season.
Mackenzie, a single parent herself, founded the The Power of One Foundation and launched it on February 28, 2020. She currently resides in Colorado and plans to make the foundation scholarships available for single parents and low income families nation-wide.
Her passion is in helping those in need that cannot otherwise help themselves. She specializes in youth sports, with an extensive background working as a Director in youth soccer in Colorado. Mackenzie oversees the entire foundation, and is in charge of approving and signing any expenditures for the foundation. She and her treasurer will file all tax forms and complete annual reports.
Daniel Phillips is a former coworker and long time friend of Mackenzie. He owns his own production company, Zero Crossing Productions, and has extensive knowledge in...
Antonia Land is a former colleague of Mackenzie but more importantly a friend and support system. She wholeheartedly believes in the foundation and what it has to offer...
Brian Fox is the financial executive for the foundation. As a very successful business owner in multiple states, Brian brings a multitude of financial advice and expertise to the...
Being involved in soccer for over 30 years, Josh is currently the Assistant Women’s Coach at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and a Staff Trainer and Coach at Missouri Rush...
Alicia Klausmeier is the founder and president of Dream Accounting Solutions, and a former educator and administrator for 14 years. She is one of a few Colorado natives, born, raised...
Played four years of college soccer at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where studied sport management and accounting. Has coaching experience with UCCS, Doherty High School, Colorado ODP, and is currently a....
OUR CORE VALUES
Through sports and athletics.
We empower children to overcome challenges and pursue their dreams, regardless of their socioeconomic background.
Through equal access.
Every child should have the chance to experience the positive impact of youth athletics.
Through confronting stigmas.
We help single parents overcome adversity and the stigma of being a single parent or low-income family.