Seacoast United Foundation Introduces Scholarship Programs to Local Communities
EPPING, NH - On Monday night, January 23rd, Seacoast United Sports Club hosted a special event for over 30 local soccer organizations at the Holy Grail Restaurant & Pub’s “Camelot” function room. As part of the event, the Seacoast United Foundation's new Executive Director Jill Egan was introduced. With over 75 people in attendance, the night was a great success with much of the focus being placed on how Seacoast United, and the Seacoast United Foundation, can better assist the coaches and players in each of the various organizations.
Egan shared with the group the four initial programs designed to help promote soccer within Rockingham and Strafford Counties and these included the Bob Masi Scholarship, Nate Hardy International Scholarship, Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship and the new Community Grant.
The Foundation’s office is located in the Dudley House in downtown Exeter. Egan also mentioned the date of the Seacoast United Foundation’s annual Gala & Auction which takes place at The Wentworth By The Sea Hotel & Spa on Saturday, February 4th.
Seacoast United Hosts Breakfast for Business Partners
January 24, 2012
With over 50 companies in attendance, Seacoast United Sports Club held a “Business to Business” breakfast at the beautiful Wentworth By The Sea Hotel & Spa on Tuesday morning, January 24th.
The Seacoast United Foundation was formally announced with the introduction of Jill Egan. Egan, the Foundation’s new Executive Director shared some insight about the various scholarships and community grants available for players and soccer organizations within Rockingham and Strafford Counties. She also commented on the upcoming annual Gala to be held at The Wentworth on the night of Saturday, February 4th.
Paul Willis, President and CEO was also on hand to outline some of the Club’s future goals and to also thank the many companies in attendance for their continued support. Networking was a key component of the breakfast meeting with many of the attendees introducing themselves throughout the morning’s proceedings.
Foundation's First Gala Night A Success
|Seacoast United's "Volunteer of the Year" was presented to Kathie Richard, pictured left, by Foundation President David Baker and Seacoast United Sports Club President and CEO Paul Willis.|
With over 240 people in attendance, the Seacoast United Foundation annual Gala Night & Auction was held at the Wentworth by the Sea Hotel on Saturday evening, February 4th. Both the Silent and Live auction included donations from various local businesses and families, consisting of vacation get-aways, gift baskets, memorabilia, and more.
Although the Gala event is in its 15th year, this year was the first for the Seacoast United Foundation. President David Baker and Executive Director Jill Egan addressed the crowd explaining how the fundraising efforts from the auctions will directly benefit the Foundation’s scholarship and community grant programs. Egan presented all in attendance with a special edition Seacoast United Foundation t-shirt as part of her introduction to the new organization.
View photos from the event on the Foundation's Facebook page here.
For more on Seacoast United Sports Club, visit their website at www.seacoastunited.com.
Seacoast United Completes 24-Hour Soccerthon
April 5th-6th, 2012
Seacoast United's players and families completed the 24-hour Soccerthon from 5pm Friday, April 6th through 5pm Saturday, April 7th in support of the Seacoast United Foundation's scholarship programs. Games ran non-stop at the Club's outdoor complex in Epping, NH.
Seacoast United & US Soccer Foundation
Pictured are Paul Willis, President & CEO of Seacoast United Sports Club and Rob Kaler, Chief Operating Officer at US Soccer Foundation’s Washington DC headquarters of the US Soccer Foundation on Thursday, March 22nd. Seacoast United is a 2005 Grant Recipient of the Foundation as part of the Epping Field Project at the Club’s Outdoor Complex. Since that date, Seacoast United has supported the US Soccer Foundation through its Passback program, made donations, and the Club’s home and away jerseys all proudly display the Foundations logo. The US Soccer Foundation is also listed as a partner on Seacoast United’s website.
Staff Members Visit Hardy at Arlington National
Players from the Club's Jr. Academy programs, U11-U18 Club teams, the US Development Academy, as well as parents and coaches fulfilled their 3- hour time blocks with endless enthusiasm. Thank you to all for your hard work!
Seacoast United Staff Attends Urban Soccer Symposium
Dr. Obama Visits Seacoast United
On Friday, April 27th, Dr. Auma Obama visited Seacoast United’s Indoor Arena to discuss the growing relationship between the Club and her foundation Sauti Kuu, meaning "Powerful Voices". Read the full article from Seacoast Online here.
Foundation Hosts Masi Golf Tournament at The Ledges
May 14, 2012
Seacoast United Makes Donation to Chief Maloney Fund
At halftime of Friday's match between the Seacoast United Phantoms and Oxford United, Seacoast United presented Tara Laurent, Greenland Chief of Police, with a check in the amount of $1500 to support the Chief Maloney & Injured Officers Fund. Pictured from left are General Manager Jim Dedeus, Officer Aaron Goodwin, Chief Laurent, Officer Todd Goodwin, and Seacoast United President Paul Willis. Both Aaron and Todd Goodwin are Seacoast United Alumni, having played on the first U14 and U16 teams in the early 1990's.
2012 Jarkko Scholars Announced
July 31, 2012
The Seacoast United Foundation would like to congratulate the young men and women who were named as the recipients of the 2012 Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship. This award is based on their demonstration of soccer related community service in Rockingham and Strafford counties, and the commitment to Seacoast United Soccer Club as demonstrated through participation and leadership on one or more of their club teams.
The 2012 recipients are Austin Alphonse, Connor Brown, Tristan Cooper, Michael Field, Syver Klefos, Jeffrey L'Heureux, Kirsten O'Neil, Paige Rachel, and Jillian Richard.
The above named student athletes have been invited to the 2012 Jarkko Tuominen Golf Tournament at The Ledges Golf Club in York, Maine on Monday, August 6th to be recognized.
McGowan Chase Benefits Three Local Charities
October 14, 2012
Alumni 7v7 Welcomes Former Players
On Sunday, July 29th, the Seacoast United Foundation welcomed 23 former players for the first annual Alumni 7v7 event. Players representing the first ever Seacoast United teams from the mid-1990s through recent graduates of the SUSC US Development Academy played in small sided games for nearly two hours as the rain held off at the Club's Outdoor Complex in Epping.
View photos on our Alumni Facebook page here.
Alumnus Christian Martinez, pictured right defending Stephanie Gilkenson, was a 4 year starter at Brown University and played on the first Seacoast United U14 team back in 1992. Martinez currently resides in Manhattan. Gilkenson has played on the Seacoast United Phantoms WPSL team for the past two seasons.
Jarkko Scholars Recognized
August 6th, 2012
The Seacoast United Foundation recognized the 2012 Jarkko Tuominen Scholars on Monday at the annual golf tournament held in his name. The event took place at The Ledges Golf Club in York, ME and hosted 70+ golfers.
Pictured are 5 of the 8 scholars who were able to attend the dinner as well as Nike employees who had travelled to Maine from as far away as Oregon, Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Holland for the event. In the 7 years of its existence, the Jarkko Tuominen College Scholarship has been awarded to over 100 athletes. To view the full list of 2012 recipients, please click here.
The Seacoast United Foundation would like to thank all of the golfers along with all of the sponsors and friends of the club who helped to make this such a successful day on the course.