In the fourth year of the popular member grants program, NYSW has selected 21 soccer clubs to receive funding. Grants range from $777 to $2,000 and are for a variety of purposes including buying a new mower, re-seeding fields, buying equipment, and startup of additional programing. Total requests for funding topped $57,000 and lots of great ideas were presented. “It gets more difficult each year to make the funding stretch as far as possible. This year we looked at funding things that really affected players’ ability to take to the field.” shared Amy Gush, Executive Director.
Clubs receiving grants will report back in early fall the outcome of the program or project they proposed. Funding for the grants comes in part from corporate sponsorships with the WNY Flash, Dick’s Sporting Goods, and Admiral Sportswear and funds earmarked by the Board of Directors to reinvest in our membership.
The following prorgrams received a 2014 grant.
Buffalo Soccer Club
Candor Community SC
Doug Miller Soccer