TOPSoccer Awarded Murray Foundation Grants
LYSA TOPSoccer is the recipient of four grants from the Jerome S. and Grace H. Murray Foundation. The Foundation’s primary mission is to provide funding “for the care, training and education of people with disabilities and those who will provide education and training for people with disabilities.”
Megan, Ryan, and Shannon Bruggeman, descendants of the Murray family nominated the league for consideration of the grants. Ryan and Shannon have both been TOPS volunteers. There support helps us to sponsor players, purchase equipment for our athletes, uniforms and participate in Special Olympics tournaments and Blue Grass State Games.
“We feel fortunate to have such passionate and dedicated volunteers as Ryan and Shannon and such good friends as the Bruggemann family,” said Jessie Birdwhistell, LYSA TOPSoccer league director. “We would like to sincerely thank the Murray Foundation for their contribution and support of LYSA TOPSoccer.”
Thank you TOPSoccer Donors, Sponsors and Friends for making our Program possible!
The Xi Alpha Theta Chapter of Kentucky’s Beta Sigma Phi Sorority selected LYSA TOPSoccer as the recipient of the money the members raised from their recent ways and means projects. Their 2011 Convention was held in Frankfort in June. Their service project this year focused on Autism Spectrum Disorder. During the convention, Amy Cooper-Puckett spoke on the programs available from the State and both she and Heidi Banks, the parent of a child with autism, were available to respond to questions from the audience. Beta Sigma Phi is an international women's friendship network. It also provides educational programs to its members and opportunities for service to others.
LYSA Soccer Featured in Family Magazine
LYSA soccer was recently featured in Family Magazine. To read more about LYSA and TOPSoccer please go tohttp://www.lexingtonfamily.com/extras/feb11/lysa--something%20for%20ever...
The TOPSoccer Buddy of the Year award is given each year by the Kentucky Youth Soccer Association. The award is for a volunteer who demonstrates patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and the ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations. This person is also an invaluable volunteer who facilitates the program by filling many roles, including being a coach, cheerleader and role model as well as assisting when needed with administrative responsibilities. Other important qualities of the buddy are engaging players one-on-one, modeling desired behavior and being cognizant of player safety. Buddies assist, guide, direct and teach the game of soccer and its skills while creating a fun learning experience.