A group of students in Franklin, Massachusetts got together in the wake of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti motivated to do something to help. A soccer tournament was developed over February's school vacation that provided an opportunity for soccer players to have a lot of fun in friendly competition. The event raised a significant amount of money that was donated to the relief fund for Haiti. The Soccer For Smiles tournament was born.
In subsequent years the team has focused on local charities with the majority of monies raised going toward the Random Smile Project. The group has also supported Team Isabella and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Each year the tournament has grown in participation and donations. The team of students has grown and changed as older team members move on to college and new students join in the effort.