The Red Bulls, Kean University and the U.S. Soccer Foundation unveiled a soccer mini-pitch Tuesday at Peshine Avenue School in Newark, N.J.

Red Bulls players Ryan Meara, John Tolkin and Daniel Edelman joined students from Peshine Avenue School and soccer players from Kean for the unveiling, which was the 17th mini-pitch opened in Newark Public Schools and the 21st in the tri-state area.

“One of our club’s most important contributions to the community over the last four years has been the installation of mini-pitches and the platform of soccer-based programming for children in Newark Public Schools,” Red Bulls chief marketing and revenue officer Joe Stetson said in a statement. “Providing safe environments for children to play the beautiful game remains a priority of our organization along with our dedicated partners including Kean University and U.S. Soccer Foundation.”

In March, Kean University and the Red Bulls announced a partnership that will provide the university’s students with experiential learning and career opportunities.

“I am thrilled that Kean University is partnering with the New York Red Bulls on the mini pitch at Peshine Avenue School in Newark,” Kean President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D. said in a statement. “As New Jersey’s urban research university, and a state leader in education, it’s important that through our partnerships, Kean can help support students of all ages in the communities we serve.”

This mini-pitch also marked the latest development in the U.S. Soccer Foundation’s It’s Everyone’s Game national movement to ensure children in underserved communities can enjoy the health and youth development benefits of the game. The U.S. Soccer Foundation has installed more than 500 mini-pitches nationwide. The goal is to install 1,000 by 2026, when the USA, Canada and Mexico will co-host the World Cup.

“This is our eighth year installing mini-pitches in partnership with New York Red Bulls and our 17th mini-pitch with Newark Public Schools,” senior director of Safe Places to Play at the U.S. Soccer Foundation Alex Bard said in a statement. “In those eight years, we’ve come to know what mini-pitches mean to the community of Newark and we’re so excited to see how the new pitch at Peshine Avenue School provides more opportunities for play.”