From the left: Mike Rose, President; Don Penrod, Fields; Linda Dean, Bookkeeper; Mike Finnegan, EPYSA
Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer launched the Development Grants Program in late 2013. The first year proved to be a rounding success. Eleven different clubs from across the region received grants that went to projects ranging from field development and lighting to upgrades for pavilion and concession facilities.
The total amount to be awarded in 2015 will be $75,000.
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.
Parkland Area Soccer Club Board of Directors asked Linda Dean, the club’s Bookkeeper along with Don Penrod, the club’s Field Coordinator and Bert Mukkulainen, a past President and one of the club’s founders to head this project. After hours of meetings and few reiterations the papers were ready to submit for consideration and review.
After a few months, we are pleased to announce that Parkland Area Soccer Club was awarded $8,000 to be used for field development - Great Job Team! As you can see in the picture, Mike Finnegan presented PASC the check on Wednesday October 21st at the general board meeting.
PASC has earmarked the money for field improvement at the Springhouse fields, where some work has already begun and will continue through the fall and next spring.