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Grow the Game Fund Award Recipients



Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer annually awards grants to organizations working toward growing the game of soccer throughout eastern Pennsylvania. After a two-year hiatus, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is thrilled to welcome the return of the Grow the Game Fund program.

Formerly called the Development Grants program, the grant provides assistance to organizational projects aimed at growing the sport collectively. Some opportunities for demonstrative growth include increasing the number of registered soccer players, licensed coaches, and administrators; and expanding opportunities to people of color and lower economic communities.

“It’s an honor to have so many impactful organizations apply for this grant. It continues to prove that we can always help our communities in various capacities,” said Chris Branscome, CEO at Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer. “In particular, we are excited to have a chance at extending our organization’s impact while still maintaining its connectedness to our mission and the people we serve.”

The total award amount is $47,500. The Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Grow the Game Fund received financial support from partners Nike, Kwikgoal, and Angelo’s Soccer Corner.


2022 Grow the Game Fund Award Recipient List




Congrats to the 2022 Grow the Game Fund award recipients: Eagle F.C., Fairmount Soccer Association, Kensington Soccer Club, Lenape Valley Soccer Club (dba PA Rush Soccer Club), United Philly Soccer, East Pennsboro Soccer Club, Palumbo Soccer Club, Reading Recreation Commission, Jeffersonville Soccer Club, Rose Tree Soccer Club, PIAA District V Coaching and Referee Education, PIAA District VI Coaching and Referee Education.