"The Pigeon" advocates for an alternative to the pay-to-play model of youth soccer in the United States. During 2013-2018, "The Pigeon" served as the host/coordinator for free after-school and late-night drop-in youth soccer programming. In 2015, The Pigeon joined New York City Football Club's city-wide community soccer initiative. In 2016, The Pigeon was nominated as Major League Soccer's Community MVP, and became widely considered the mascot of the N.Y.C.F.C. team.