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Seeking Applications for Admiral Charles LeMoyne Leadership Award

Plymouth Meeting—(October 12)— Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is currently seeking applications for the 2016 Admiral Charles LeMoyne Leadership Award.  

Named in honor of former Deputy Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, the LeMoyne Award goes to a high school senior who exemplifies courage, integrity, perseverance and leadership. The Ben Franklin Global Forum established the award in 1997 as a tangible way to publicly recognize the legacy of Admiral Charles LeMoyne.

Information on how to apply is available at Interested parties should send completed applications via email to Dillon Friday at by Friday, November 11th.

“It is an honor to be involved with such a prestigious award,” said Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Chief Executive Officer Chris Branscome. “This is another terrific opportunity for us to recognize some of our best citizens, not just soccer players.”

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer will select five candidates who best fit the criteria of the LeMoyne Award. Those young men and women will then go through an interview process with nominees from other organizations.

The Ben Franklin Global Forum will choose one winner from that group. The LeMoyne Award will be presented during a special luncheon ceremony on Friday, December 2 in Philadelphia.

“Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer is the perfect entity with which to partner on the LeMoyne Award as it has well-established and successful policies and procedures for selecting youth who meet the criteria for the award,” said Robert Daniels, Chairman of the Ben Franklin Global Forum and a longtime friend of Admiral LeMoyne. “I’ve worked with them for over twenty-five years on other programs and found them to be one of the finest youth-serving organizations in the country.”
About Admiral Charles LeMoyne - A native of Brownsville, Texas and a 1961 graduate of Georgia Tech University, Admiral LeMoyne was selected as the Honor Man of his Navy SEAL training class and deployed three times to Vietnam, earning two Bronze Stars for Valor. He founded the Naval Special Warfare Command in Coronado, California in 1987 and served as the first commander in charge of all Navy SEALS and Special Boat Units. In 1993, LeMoyne rose to become the Deputy Commander of the United States Special Operations Command. He passed away from throat cancer in 1997, two months after retiring as the first Two-star Admiral in Navy SEAL history.
About Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer - For more than 40 years, 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, workshops and coaching clinics, Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer impacts the lives of more than 130,000 youth soccer players from ages five to 19.  Additional information about Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer can be found at