No Tournament in 2022 – We regret to announce that our annual Soccer For Smiles tournament will not run in 2022 due to challenges of safety, related to COVID-19. We all hope to be back in the future!
Have Fun While Making a Difference!
Registration is Open!
February 18-19, 2020
Even though the tournament runs for two days, a player's commitment is just a few hours on one particular day. The day is split by age groups in 2- or 3-hour blocks of time (see schedule). It is great fun!
In 2020 we will direct our donations to support two initiatives:
- Kathleen M. Madden Scholarship(s)
In 2014, Kathleen M. Madden passed away, losing a battle to Inflammatory Breast Cancer. She was very close with many of us at Soccer for Smiles.
In her honor, we have created a scholarship in her name, which will be awarded to an applicant that we believe demonstrates outstanding involvement in his or her community.
Since 2015, Soccer for Smiles has given out scholarships totaling $7,250 to twelve high school graduates!
Kathleen M. Madden
Kathleen was born on April 19, 1966 in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Doylestown, PA. Kathleen lived in Kauai, HI and then Glastonbury, CT before moving to Franklin, MA 10 years ago. Kathleen earned her BS in Accounting and Finance from Drexel University. She worked as an Accountant at Coopers and Lybrand after graduation, led the Accounting Department of a Sugar Plantation in HI and later, she founded and owned her own company, Get Organized LLC. Kathleen was a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers and worked as the Consulting Office Manager at Carpe Diem Technologies in Franklin.
Kathleen was very active in the community serving as a Girl Scout leader and teacher of CCD at St. Mary's Church in Franklin for over 8 years. She was also a staunch supporter of Remington Jefferson School, as well as the numerous sports programs of her children (soccer, gymnastics, etc.). Her many nieces and nephews, cousins, friends and family members from all stages of her life were blessed by her inordinately generous nature and deep spirituality; truly always thinking and helping others first and foremost.
- Random Smile Project
In the last eight years we have donated thousands of dollars to the Random Smile Project (RSP) as we are pleased with their mission.
RSP provides a bridge of support to people going through difficult times. Families in need are provided with clothing, groceries, books, and toys through a network of local support. Accessibility options for those in need are supplied through their construction and renovation projects like wheelchair ramps, handicap bathroom conversions and home repair. They also award the unsung heroes in our community who put themselves second and others in need before them. They inspire volunteerism in the youth of our community through scholarships, playground initiatives and school outreach programs. Through these efforts RSP promotes the spirit of giving and receiving that reflects the greater good of what a community really is.
RSP is a community non-profit organization. They have zero paid employees. Everyone associated with RSP donates their time, trades, and skill sets. Since they have no salaries and very limited overhead, you can be assured that your donation will go a long way in their various community endeavors.