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SoccerMadison, United Way Team Up to Make Soccer More Affordable for Disadvantaged Youth
SoccerMadison and Interlakes Area United Way (IAUW) are teaming up to make soccer more affordable for children from families struggling to make ends meet.
By: Jeff Boldt
The nonprofit youth soccer association’
“We were excited that they (SoccerMadison)
The program will allow qualified youth to play in the eight-game spring or fall seasons for just $20 instead of the normal $40 fee. SoccerMadison hopes to cover even more of the fees and add player equipment to the Soccer Santa program in the future. Any unused IAUW funds will be used for the latter in 2012.
“We’d love to find a way to cut the fee even more and to be able to provide these kids with a ball, cleats, socks and shin guards,” said SoccerMadison founder and president Jeff Boldt. “We’re hoping some retailers in the community will step forward and help us make it happen.”
To receive the reduced rate, families must complete the SoccerMadison registration form and take it and a Registration Fee Reduction Form to Social Services to be signed. Both forms are then sent with a check or money order for $20 per child to PO Box 80, Madison, SD 57042. The forms are available online at www.SoccerMadison.org or will be mailed upon request by calling 605-270-2124.
Registration for the spring season is currently underway. The deadline for guaranteed placement is Friday, March 16. Coaches will have the opportunity to get ready for the season by attending clinics put on by South Dakota State Soccer Association (SDSSA) on Saturday, March 17, and SDSU soccer coach Lang Wedemeyer on Saturday, March 24. The season begins Saturday, April 14.
SoccerMadison is a member of SDSSA and US Youth Soccer. The association began play in fall 2011 with more than 70 players and 12 volunteer coaches taking part in its debut season.
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SoccerMadison is a non-profit association dedicated to providing children, their families and the community with a positive soccer experience that emphasizes having fun, getting fit and building character through teamwork and sportsmanship.
Page Updated Last on: Feb 24, 2012