Yorktown FC and Second Season players collected gently used soccer gear through the Peace Passers organization to be distributed by a mission team in Honduras in June 2014. It was great to be able to share the joy of the game with those less fortunate!
Shin Guards: 20
Duffle Bags: 10
Suitcases to ship gear: 3
Also, $239 was collected to help with shipping
YFC GIVES BACK . . . AND PAYS IT FORWARD
CHRISTINE GARVEY MEMORIAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
In March 2020 and March 2021, Yorktown FC again supported the canceled Christine Garvey Memorial Soccer Tournament with donations. The tournament is in its 21st edition, founded in memory of Christine Olsen Garvey who lost a valiant battle to breast cancer in December, 1998. The event has raised more than $162,000 in the fight against cancer.
Yorktown FC was grateful to have York County Deputy Johnny Mercer come out and use his radar gun to measure how fast the kids can kick a soccer ball. We raised approximately $200 to send the donated soccer gear to Honduras. Finally, we collected 98 food items that have been donated to the York County Food Closet right here in our own community!
YFC IS COMMITTED TO GIVING BACK IN OUR COMMUNITY AND SHARING OUR LOVE OF THE GAME. OUR U14 INDEPENDENCE AND REGIMENT TEAMS VOLUNTEERED WITH TOP SOCCER, ORGANIZED THROUGH YOUTH VOLUNTEER CORPS HAMPTON ROADS. OUR THANKS TO OUR 20 PLAYERS WHO HAD FUN VOLUNTEERING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS PLAYERS!
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SECOND SEASON DONATIONS FOR HONDURAS
MANY OF THE YFC PLAYERS GIVE THEIR TIME TO THE COMMUNITY AND VOLUNTEER AS BALL BOYS & GIRLS AT LOCAL JV AND HIGH SCHOOL GAMES AND ALSO FOR PROFESSIONAL GAMES SUCH AS THE WASHINGTON SPIRIT
MARCH 2016--YFC COACHES VOLUNTEERED THEIR TIME TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL TRAINING AND SKILLS TO YORK COUNTY REC SOCCER COACHES
The gear was distributed in Honduras by a local mission team from Yorkminster Presbyterian Church. The equipment was handed out in several different communities. Everywhere they went the crowds gathered to touch the cleats and gear. The distribution was very orderly and for many children this is one of the first times they had any proper gear. Many use a mango for a ball! The teen missionaries were able to connect even more with the kids in Honduras because of the gear--and many pick up games ensued. It was even more exciting as the World Cup was going on. The generosity of the team from The Estados Unidas spoke loud and clear and the people of Honduras were very grateful!
YFC PATRIOT BOYS HELPING WITH RELAY FOR LIFE
COLLECTING GENTLY USED SOCCER GEAR
We collected gently used soccer gear which will was distributed by a mission team in Honduras It was great to be able to share the joy of the game with those less fortunate.