Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer hosted the 2018 Soccer for Success Social Thursday, April 26 at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken. The night included a silent auction and raffle, with all proceeds going to benefit the JT Dorsey Foundation, Chester Upland Youth Soccer and the Unity Youth League of Philadelphia. All three organizations use the Soccer for Success platform to bring soccer and healthy lifestyles to underserved youth.
Among the most popular auction items were a "Man Cave Package," a suite to a Philadelphia Union game, baseline seats to the Phillies and a Villanova basketball signed by the 2018 national champions. That ball went for $650.
They Said It:
"This year's second annual event was once again a great celebration of the work Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer, Chester Upland Youth Soccer, the JT Dorsey Foundation and the Unity Youth League do in the community. We look forward to continuing to work with the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer staff to grow the game for years to come in both Chester and Upland." - Brent Jacquette, Executive Director, Chester Upland Youth Soccer
"It's fantastic to see the support for kids from under-resourced communities. Each event, each donation, each volunteer helps give more youth a chance to reap the benefits of youth development through soccer. The JT Dorsey Foundation thanks Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer for believing in our mission and taking a lead on providing opportunity for youth no matter what level they play soccer." - JT Dorsey, Executive Director, the JT Dorsey Foundation
"Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, specifically the Unity Youth League which uses the Soccer for Success curriculum, greatly appreciates the support Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is providing to keep building the program.” - Bill Salvatore, Unity Cup Director, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
"The Soccer for Success Social was a night for us to enjoy an evening out, while bidding on some great items for a good cause. We believe strongly in the work the JT Dorsey Foundation, Chester Upland Youth Soccer and the Unity Youth League do to support youth soccer in under-served communities. We'd like to thank everyone who attended the Soccer for Success Social, made a donation or donated an item to make the event a success. More children across our state will get a positive experience through soccer because of your generosity." - Chris Branscome, CEO, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer
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From left to right, Jim Hardy (President, Kensington Soccer Club), Brent Jacquette (Executive Director, Chester Upland Youth Soccer), JT Dorsey (Executive Director, JT Dorsey Foundation), Gary Stephenson (Director of Soccer Development & Performance, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer), Chris Branscome (CEO, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer), Bill Salvatore (Unity Cup Director, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation) and Jim Kuntz (President, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer) celebrate the 2018 Soccer for Success Social.