Granite State Strongman Donates to Foundation

Seacoast United’s Dave Burgess and Seacoast United Foundation’s Kathie Richard were happy to accept a $500 donation from Granite State Strongman representative, Jim Pierce today. For the last two years, Granite State Strongman has held their championship in July at the Seacoast United Sports Club indoor facility in Hampton, NH. After each of these events, they have donated a portion of their proceeds to Seacoast United Foundation’s Community Grant Program. These donations have equaled over $1500!

The Foundation’s Community Grant Programs offer town travel soccer programs the opportunity to apply for $500 or $1,000 grants for soccer equipment, soccer facility improvement, and soccer coach training. The board of directors of Seacoast United Foundation appreciates programs like Granite State Strongman and their commitment to community! Thank you for your support!

2015 Jarkko Scholars

The Seacoast United Foundation honored the 2015 Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship recipients on Saturday, July 11th at the Seacoast United Outdoor Complex in Epping, NH.  

The Foundation awarded over $21,000 to 18 graduating seniors for college expenses. Each one of the recipients showed exemplary skills in the areas of leadership, teamwork and community service on and off the soccer field. These students not only participated in high school, travel, or club soccer but also managed to maintain very impressive GPA’s. They belong to many noteworthy academic and community clubs as well. We are proud to have each of these young people among the Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship Alumni.

Betley To Run Half Marathon For Masi Scholarship Program

Seacoast United Storm coach Darrell Betley will be running the Big Lake Half Marathon on May 9th to raise funds for the Bob Masi Soccer Scholarship Fund. As a soccer coach and soccer enthusiast, he wishes everybody to be able to play and learn the game of soccer and to maybe love the game as much as he does.

Sports in general can be very expensive and soccer is no exception. Seacoast United offers a fantastic opportunity for kids to play, grow as soccer players, and compete against the best competition in New England. The Bob Masi fund helps families who need a little bit of financial support in order for their kids to play soccer not only for Seacoast United, but for local town/travel programs as well.  

No child should be denied the chance to play sports. That reason alone is why Darrell is raising money for the Scholarship fund.

"I don’t want to see any kid lose interest in soccer because they can’t afford to play," commented Darrell.

This is the first time he has ever attempted to run 13.1 miles and he is very much up for the challenge.

"Hopefully I can raise a lot of money for the Scholarship fund and see the proceeds be put to great use," he added. 

If you would like to sponsor Darrell, please click here. Any donation would be greatly appreciated and it will go a long way. If you would like to know anything more about the Half Marathon Darrell will be running, please feel free to email him at dbetley@seacoastunited.com.

Good luck Darrell!