2019 Development Grant Recipients Announced

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Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Announces 17 Development Grant Recipients For 2019

Plymouth Meeting—July 15, 2019— Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is proud to announce its 2019 Development Grant recipients. This year, the association awarded more than $73,000 in grants and equipment to 17 clubs and organizations across Eastern Pennsylvania. The recipients are listed below:

AC United Soccer Club Amtietam Valley AA/Mt. Penn Soccer Club Boyertown Soccer Club
Chester Upland Youth Soccer City of Easton Rec Soccer Ephrata Youth Soccer Club
Whitpain Recreation Association FC Providence Soccer Club Horsham Soccer Association
Hulmeville Soccer Club King of Prussia Soccer Club  
Manheim Township Soccer Club Nazareth Soccer Club  
Schuylkill Valley Youth Soccer Souderton Area Soccer Club  
Troy Area Youth Soccer Lititz Youth Soccer Club, Inc.  
 

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.

In 2019, these grants are funding the purchase of new goals, installation of lighting and irrigation systems, general renovations to facilities, funding of a nutrition education program, and more.

“We work to provide enjoyable experiences for all of our youth players and a large part of that is providing quality fields and facilities,” says Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer CEO Chris Branscome. “Through these grants, we can assist and empower our clubs to grow the sport in their communities, and on a larger scale, throughout the state. We're proud to be able to provide these opportunities on behalf of our membership."

Among many criteria, applicants must demonstrate their own financial and human resources commitment to the project. 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.  The recipients are chosen through a review process conducted by the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Grant Committee.

The Development Grant period will open again in January 2020 and close in April. For more information on grants, visit EPYSA.org/development_grants/.

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ABOUT EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA YOUTH SOCCER:
Since 1972, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has worked throughout Eastern Pennsylvania to promote, foster and perpetuate the game of soccer to the region’s youth. Through competitions, educational programs, outreach efforts and coaching clinics, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer impacts the lives of more than 120,000 youth soccer players from ages 5 to 19. Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is one of 55 state associations in US Youth Soccer and a member of the United States Soccer Federation. Additional information about Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer can be found at www.EPYSA.org

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