Bringing Hope through Soccer

Surge Summer Soccer Camps

Surge Soccer representatives will be visiting kids this summer, across the USA and to Austria, with our first ever English speaking soccer camp. Check it out.

Live from Salzburg

Checkout what’s happeing with Surge in Salzburg!

Dave’s May 2019 Travels

Dave is embarking on quite the trip! Check out what he is up to…

Surge News in 44 seconds!

Manchester United Next / Surgery / Salzburg / Orphans An estimated 900 million viewers in 179 countries will view the upcoming Manchester United vs Manchester City English Premier League match. Surge founder Dave Irby will be at Old… Read More

Surge Global Ambassador Mike Tobie and his wife Kelly are heading to Uganda

We are pleased to announce that Surge Global Ambassador Mike Tobie and his wife Kelly are heading to Uganda.  Please be praying for them and us, as we plan to visit them in October to support their work!… Read More

Bree Williams back in Austria with us

We are so blessed to have Bree Williams back in Austria with us. She has gone through some tumultuous times as she had to rush home as her dad was gravely ill and then passed away. After Bree… Read More

Lotz Update – March 2019

View as PDF I have labeled my recent trip to Peru one of extremes, and it was a real emotional roller coaster for me. Let me explain. We sleep in a house with thin wooden slats for walls… Read More

Being Extraordinary


As I look forward to 2019 the words of author Brandon Steiner in his book Living on Purpose resonate with me: “Part of being extraordinary means helping others realize the extraordinary potential in their lives. It’s about adding… Read More

Video Greeting to Trinity 4th Grade

At Surge Soccer we are so blessed to have so many great people praying for us and sponsoring us; so we can take the message of “hope that Christ can bring,” around the world! Today’s video is a… Read More

John Strauch has joined our Surge International Advisory Board

Surge International is pleased to announce that John Strauch, owner, and president of Mid-Valley Media, Inc. has joined our Surge International Advisory Board. A former Surge Board member John has been a part of the Surge Soccer community since… Read More

No Task too Small! No Challenge too Big!

At Surge International we have “a calling” to serve others, that we connect with through soccer, the world’s most popular sport. Long trips, dirt pitches, rough accommodations – no problem – we aren’t afraid to get in the… Read More

Without Vision

Surge International Board Member Likius Hafeni was told three times – “that he would never get a visa to come to the United States.” But Likius believed God wanted him here. So, he continued to pray and continued to apply… Read More

Thanks to the Board of Directors

From diverse backgrounds and parts of the world, the Surge Soccer Board of Directors is unified in their desire to use soccer as a connector.

Surge’s Stefan Ostergren followed his dream

Surge’s Stefan Ostergren followed his dream… to play professional soccer in Austria! What is your dream? “… without faith it is impossible to please God…”

Surge Board members making a difference

While newest Surge Board Member Doug DeVries was in Chile, South America handing out Bibles with local churches ShareWordGlobal, Board Chairman Dave Smith and his wife Cathy were serving meals at their church in Southern California for the Harvest… Read More

Is being Undefeated really possible?

Looking for an inspirational read? (for just $4.62!) Just 28 pages – Three famous soccer players, one famous team; their stories of adversity, even tragedy that led to hope. Each story accompanied by a “life lesson” from the… Read More

Surge International Board of Directors Meets in Salem, Oregon

For the first time in twelve years, Surge International held their semi-annual Board Meeting in Salem, Oregon. And they came from all over the country!

An impact at any age

It Is Neither About Soccer Nor About Us Even though we attempt a little humor by poking fun at the “old guys” still playing soccer, the point we would like to make is serious. ANYONE can participate in… Read More

I Become All Things to All People… and Sammy Surge

At Surge International we take these words of the apostle Paul seriously: “I become all things to all men.” (1 Corinthians 9) Through the great world-wide connector of soccer we can connect with all men & women.