By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
March 13, 2019-During the past year, the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) has donated nearly $100,000 to 21 clubs in six member leagues as part of our Field Maintenance Grant Opportunity.
“Eastern New York is very pleased to provide these grants to organizations throughout our geographic area that is being used for the upkeep of their fields and will help make the upcoming Spring Season go more smoothly,” commented ENYYSA President Richard Christiano.
The organizations that received the grants:
"The Town of Poughkeepsie Soccer Club would like to thank Eastern New York for their great support of our organization by providing us with $6,103 in grant money," said Town of Poughkeepsie Soccer Club President Bo Demczar. "With these funds, we've been able to improve our fields by helping to secure 12- to 15-foot benches for many of our playing fields as well as get additional dirt to level parts of our soccer complex. We could not have made these changes to our fields without the generous Eastern New York support!"
“The $5,000 field grant that our club has received from Eastern New York has made a great difference in our ability to provide safe playing fields for our players and visiting teams,“ explained Saratoga-Wilton Soccer Club President Ryan Shaw. “This gift allows us to focus on our number one priority: teaching young kids the fun, skills and sportsmanship in the game of soccer. Our players, coaches, families and board members all thank Eastern New York for this generous grant.“
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with nine leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Children With Special Needs. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log onto http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.