PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (June 20)—Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is proud to announce its 2017 Development Grant recipients. This year, the association awarded $80,000 in cash and equipment to 11 clubs and organizations across Eastern Pennsylvania. The recipients are listed below:
Allentown Soccer Club
Aston Youth Soccer Association
Mifflin County Soccer Club
Minersville Youth Soccer Association
Philadelphia Dept. of Parks & Recreation
Philadelphia Soccer Club
Phoenixville Soccer Club
Susquehanna Soccer Club
Towanda Area Youth Soccer
West York Soccer Club
Wilson Junior Soccer Club
The Development Grants Program was established in 2013 to maintain and improve the infrastructure of soccer in Eastern Pennsylvania. The funding is intended to go primarily, but not limited to, fields and facility improvements.
Applicants must demonstrate their own financial and human resources commitment to the project as well as the ability to increase the number of youth players and quality of play by improving existing or creating new facilities.
In addition, they must outline how the project will positively impact their soccer organization as well as the growth of the sport within their respective communities. Grants are awarded after a review process conducted by the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Grant Committee.
“Our goal with these grants is to continue to support the infrastructure of our clubs,” says Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer CEO Chris Branscome. “With better, safer fields and facilities, we can bring quality soccer to more kids.”
The grant cycle for 2018 will open January 1, with applications being accepted until March 31. Applications for 2018 will be available in November 2017. For more information on the Development Grants or other programs please visit http://www.epysa.org/.