In the summer of 1981 with the spirit of harambe, the Ebony City Soccer Club, Lil’ Peles Soccer team was established to provide a vehicle structured activities that would help channel the energy of the area youth in a positive direction by using the world's game of Futbol but also know as soccer. The club was named after Brazil’s famous player Edson Arante Do Nacimento A.K.A - PELE. The Lil' Pele's was established in 1981 in Downtown Charleston South Carolina (Robert Mills Manor) and was founded by Osei Chandler, Cito Lindsay, Leatha Mae Simmons, and Jerome Smalls who paved the way for minorities to be able to not only play the game of soccer but become productive successful citizens of the community. Ebony City Soccer Club have produce winners of multiple tournaments and state championships over the years. The tradition continues today.