2013 News Archive

Foundation Hosts Local Soccer Organizations

On Thursday, April 4th the Seacoast United Foundation hosted representatives from travel soccer programs in Rockingham and Strafford Counties at the Holy Grail's Camelot Room in Epping, NH. The focus of the evening was to inform these clubs how the Foundation has the ability to assist with funds for their underprivileged youth soccer players.  Seacoast United Foundation's Bob Masi Scholarship funds are for youth soccer players in Rockingham and Strafford Counties. Clubs simply need to let the Foundation know they have athletes who will have difficulty paying fees and the Foundation will give funds to help with the cost of these fees.

Speakers included Chairman of the Board, David Baker, President and CEO of Seacoast United Sports Club Paul Willis, Vice President and COO of Seacoast United Sports Club, Ian Burgess, and Seacoast United Foundation Executive Director, Kathie Richard.
If you have any questions about the Bob Masi Scholarship fund, please email Executive Director Kathie Richard at krichard@seacoastunited.org
Foundation Hosts Bob Masi Golf Tournament 
On Monday, May 13th, a beautiful sunny day at the Ledges Golf Club in York, Maine, more than 100 golfers gathered to play a round and raise money for the Bob Masi Memorial Scholarship Fund. This fund supports travel soccer players in New Hampshire's Rockingham and Strafford Counties.
All golfers had a terrific day to play as well as Nike/Seacoast United apparel and gifts. The Ledges Golf Club put on a great lunch and dinner!
Thank you to our Title Sponsor: Ocean Properties; Lunch Sponsor: Seacoast Harley Davidson; and Dinner Sponsor: JMD Industries.
We had many great golfers with some standouts winning our various contests. 
Blue Water Mortgage Putting Contest:  Bob Dall
Closest to the Pin Winners:  Ed Hiney (Hole #5), Cory Erickson (Hole #8), Tony Dinardo (Hole #11), Tyson Bostrom (Hole #14)
Longest Drive Winner:  Teddy McCarran (Hole #7)
Most Honest Foursome:  Joe Masi, Nolan Patten, Jim Phillips, Chris Cunningham
1st Place Overall:  Steven Estes, Jon Estes, Kimball Stanwood, Judd Parsons
2nd Place Overall:  Ray Ely, Brandon Doig, Ryan Fernald, Ed Hiney
3rd Place Overall:  Peter Decker, Bob Dall, Bobby Dall Jr., Sonny Gagnon


Foundation Supports Bobcat Bolt 5K/10K
June 22, 2013

Members of Seacoast United staff supported the 5th Annual Bobcat Bolt 5k/10k Road Race in memory of Nate & Josh Hardy.  The event took place in Durham, NH on the campus of Oyster River High School on Saturday, June 22nd and included over 500 participants.  Seacoast United’s Carl Ashley placed 3rd overall for men with a time of 19:40 in the 5k.
Nate Hardy was a member of the first Seacoast United team and served his country as a decorated Navy SEAL before being tragically killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2008.  Josh Hardy fought a courageous 18-month battle with brain cancer before passing away in 1993.  These two brothers were the best of Durham’s youth.  Read more on the lives of Nate and Josh Hardy here.
All Seacoast United Players & Alumni who participated in the Bobcat Bolt race and stopped by the SUSC tent received a US Soccer/Nike t-shirt courtesy of the Seacoast United Foundation.
Visit www.bobcatbolt.com for more information on the event.
2013 Jarkko Scholars Announced
July 8, 2013
The 2013 Jarkko Tuominen Scholars were awarded at the Seacoast United Foundation Office in Exeter, NH on Tuesday, July 9th.  A total of 8 student-athletes from Rockingham and Strafford Counties received $1,000 awards to help offset the costs of their first year in college.
These students showed great leadership qualities and community service through soccer. The members of the board of the Seacoast United Foundation wish them luck in their future endeavors.
Student High School University or College
Alexandra Day Exeter High School American University
Gunnar Ericson Timberlane Regional HS University of New Hampshire
Victoria Gagnon Winnacunnet High School University of Missouri
Connor Glynn Newburyport High School Westfield State University
Elijah Leverett Greely High School University of New Hampshire
Abigail Smith Sanborn Regional HS Bryant University
Frank Stanley Epping High School Fisher College
Jacob Zimmerman Trinity High School Norwich University


Jarkko Tuominen Golf Tournament A Success

Thank you very much to our sponsors and golfers of the 2013 Jarkko Tuominen Memorial Golf Tournament.  Through their generosity, the Foundation raised over $15,000 to be given out to qualified 2014 graduates who are pursuing their college degree.  The event took place on a beautiful fall day and everyone had a great time.  Congratulations to each of the contest winners:

Putting Contest James Peterson
Longest Drive (Men) Bobby Dall
Longest Drive (Women) Diane Gibson
Closest to the Pin (Hole #5) Derek Malila 2'11"
Closest to the Pin (Hole #8) Lisa Ade 16'3"
Closest to the Pin (Hole #11) Drew Warwick 4'11"
Closest to the Pin (Hole #14) Diane Gibson 5'3"


Team Awards
First Place Team:  Peter Decker, Bobby Dall Sr., Bobby Dall Jr.
Second Place Team:  Shawn Lillie, Matt Eaton, Mike Fuller, Tim Currier
Third Place Team:  Scott Dubben, Jamie Keefe, Eric Wells, Owen Willis
Most Honest Team:  Meredith Arnold, Maura Lagerstrom, Julie Cousins, Lisa Ade


Foundation Supports Exeter Youth Soccer Association

The Seacoast United Foundation Community Grant is designed to support Recreation, Town Travel, and/or Club soccer programs in Rockingham and Strafford counties.  The grant is available to those communities in need of financial support to help with items such as coaching education, equipment, or field maintenance. This year the Foundation received 3 applications and awarded grants to Exeter, Hampton and North Hampton Athletic Associations to offset costs to run their travel soccer programs.

Foundation Executive Director, Kathie Richard, joined the EYSA board of directors at Pimentos (downtown Exeter) on Tuesday night to present them with their $1,000 check. For more information on how Seacoast United Foundation can help your community program please contact her at krichard@seacoastunited.org.


Foundation Supports NH Special Olympics
October 5, 2013

On Saturday, October 5th, the Seacoast United Foundation in conjunction with Seacoast United was proud to host the NH Special Olympics Soccer Tournament.  There were over 100 players competing at every age level and over 40 volunteers from Seacoast United Soccer Club as well as other clubs from Rockingham and Strafford Counties.  Every athlete was working hard and giving their all out on the field.  Many of the volunteers and athletes made new friendships on and off the pitch.  Congratulations to the winning teams from the two senior divisions:  Team Manchester B and Team Plus A.


Spirit Night at Orange Leaf

The Seacoast United Foundation would like to give a sincere thanks to all of the Seacoast United club players who came out to the Seacoast United Spirit Night at Orange Leaf in Epping, NH.  There were well over 50 people who came in to support our cause by purchasing FroYo and raffle tickets! Orange Leaf will be giving Seacoast United Foundation 30% of the proceeds from the sales between 6 and 8pm that night.  A special thanks goes out to JJ Peterson for setting up the connection between the Foundation and Orange Leaf!


Richard Recognized on National Student-Athlete Day

2012 Seacoast United Soccer Club alumnus Jillian Richard was honored for achieving excellence in the classroom and on the field while making significant contribution to her school and community.  She was given this honor on National Student-Athlete Day which is celebrated annually nationwide.

This honor "has become one of America's strongest endeavors promoting the positive virtues of sport and student-athletes as a whole, and the positive affect they both have on society."

The Seacoast United Foundation recognized these qualities in Jillian and awarded her with the Jarkko Tuominen Memorial Scholarship in 2012 for leadership and community service through soccer.

Congratulations to Jillian, her family, and Seacoast United Soccer Club for her success!


Casino Night: Monday December 23rd

Join the Seacoast United Foundation and Seacoast United staff for a fun night at Ocean Gaming Casino on Monday, December 23rd!  Proceeds from Ocean Gaming will benefit the Foundation's programs to aid youth athletes within Rockingham and Strafford counties.  Located right on Hampton Beach in Hampton, NH, Ocean Gaming is New Hampshire's premier destination for charitable gaming.

Visit Ocean Gaming's website here.