I am writing on behalf of the Summit Soccer Club to ask for your help as we kick off our development campaign to help the Summit Soccer Club secure its Financial Aid and Scholarship Program. Our goal is to raise at least $100,000 in 2015.
The Summit Soccer Club (SSC) is an independent, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization of volunteers dedicated to the development of youth soccer in the City of Summit. SSC introduces children to the sport and provides professional skills training and high-level competition. The Mission of SSC is to create an environment where every Summit youth has the opportunity to develop to his or her full potential in a high-quality, competitive program that allows individual and team goals to be achieved. SSC is committed to the development of the whole child as it relates to physical exercise and sportsmanship.
Since its inception, SSC has strived to make sure every interested child is given the opportunity to join the club regardless of economic means. I am proud to report that SSC accomplished this goal to date by fully supplementing every qualified financial aid request that has been submitted during many years. Our current campaign has been created to ensure that SSC will be able to maintain this unblemished record into the future.
Why now? In short, SSC has become a victim of its own success. A few years ago, SSC set out to make sure the program was being offered to all children in Summit by actively recruiting in neighborhoods that were underrepresented. The result was a wonderful increase in our club of new soccer families. However, the negative consequence was the associated sharp increase in the amount of financial resources we need to make our program affordable to all qualified applicants. Specifically, from 2007 to 2011, SSC funded an average of 11 scholarships per year, compared with an average of 34 scholarships per year between 2011 and 2014. SSC currently must allocate approximately $25,000 annually for financial aid, which is placing a tremendous burden on the program.
Please consider helping our campaign. You donations will be used solely to support our Financial Aid and Scholarship Program. Our success will ensure that the whole Summit community will be eligible to enjoy the many benefits of playing high-quality soccer in Summit. Thank you in advance for helping.
Sincerely on behalf of the Summit Soccer Club Board of Directors,
Summit Soccer Club strongly encourages all players aged 10 and over to complete baseline testing for concussion. This free on-line test takes about 30 minutes and ideally should be completed before the soccer season starts. The results are automatically sent to the Centre for Concussion Care at Overlook Hospital.
For more information and instructions on how to complete this test, see the Baseline Testing for Concussion tab on the home page.
Please be aware that the road leading onto Glenside Field (when you pull into the driveway to the right of the handicap parking) is the emergency access road for an ambulance. Under no circumstances should anyone be parking in this area.
Visitors should follow all signage to avoid parking tickets, avoid parking on emergency driveway to field, and carpool whenever possible to reduce congestion due to limited number of parking spaces.