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Coats for Chester 2016



The Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame, as part of its mission to “Build the Future,” is continuing its successful “Coats for Chester Program” for the seventh straight year. The city of Chester, PA is the site of a lot of excitement in the Philadelphia area by playing host to our Major League Soccer team, Philadelphia Union. At the same time however, Chester holds the distinction of being the poorest city in Pennsylvania.

The SEPA Hall of Fame is committed to do its part to mobilize the soccer community in helping the needy people of Chester. In the first six years of our collection program, we have collected and distributed 9,255 coats.




For two months this fall, from October1st to November 30th, we will be collecting donated winter coats from throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania.  In early December we will be delivering them to social service organizations in Chester who will distribute them to needy families there. Members of the SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame, along with volunteers from various soccer organizations, will be handling the collecting and distributing of the coats.




Just gather any winter coats (infant, child or adult) that you will no longer be using. Then take those coats to the drop-off site listed below that is closest to you and we will do the rest. You may also drop off coats at a Philadelphia Union game in October (dates listed below).

If you would like to be a collection site, contact us by email:




Tri-State Soccer Supplies/N.E. Philadelphia

3354 Grant Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114


Father Judge High School, Student Services Office

3301 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136


Starfinder Foundation

4015 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19127


Watertower Recreation Center

209 E. Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118


Holy Family University Mens’ Soccer Team

9810 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114


Philadelphia Academy Charter High School

1700 Tomlinson Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19116


Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer

4070 Butler Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462


Villa Capri Ristorante

51 W. Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901


Dominic’s & the Side Door Pub

3337 County Line Rd., Chalfont, PA 8914


YSC Sports

224 County Line Road, Wayne, PA 19087

DROP-OFF DAY AT THE FOLLOWING PHILADELPHIA UNION GAMES Sunday, October 16th, 3:00 Kickoff, look for the Hall of Fame tent on Toyota Plaza Sunday, October 23rd, 4:00 Kickoff, look for the Hall of Fame tent on Toyota Plaza

The following organizations are participating with special event collections:

Council Rock United Soccer Associations

Glenmore Eagle Youth Association, Upper Uwchlan Township Fellowship Fields Sons of Ben (Philadelphia Union Supporters Group) Catholic Social Services, St. Bernard School, Northeast Philadelphia St. Thomas Aquinas Church Seton Seniors Club, Croydon, PA VE Soccer Club U15 Boys team

Lastly, please help spread the word to family and friends, so that our coat drive will be a success and make life a little bit better for some families in Chester.