I cannot tell you how grateful that I — and the entire Villanova Soccer Academy family — am for your amazing outpouring of support for our fundraising raffle to help fund scholarships so players could be able to join the team for the now-underway 2021-2022.
Because of you, we were able to provide six full or partial scholarships. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Between donations and raffle-ticket purchases, the team raised well beyond my initial goal of $5,000, which will help fund those scholarships and add a tournament or two to the calendar. (We also bought a team bench with the donations!)
The list of sponsors is long, but since you are all part of the Roma family now, I wanted to should each and every one of you out. (I apologize if I missed anybody; please let me know so I can add you to the ring of honor. I only kept a running list of those I sold raffle tickets to.)
$500: Christopher Starner
$100: Chris Smith
Union signed jersey: Carrie Meersman
Wawa gift basket: Kyle Neary
Dave and Busters gift basket: N.A. Poe
Phillies tickets: Trina Hamalian
Union/Club America Tix: Katie Lavelle
Union/Cincy Tix: Leylani Sanchez
Bar Lucca gift card: Malachi K.
Bar Sera gift card: Erica Dougherty
Stone Rose Restaurant gift card: Joaquina Torres
Conshy Brewing gift card: Jaiden Marcial
Items donated to the raffle:
Our generous supporters, who are welcome to attend any VSA Roma game and watch with me:
Elfant Wissahickon Realtors (sponsorship badge on the away kits)
Cathy Burke/Irish Pub Atlantic City
Vince Marie/Maison XS
Michael Murphy/Billy Murphy’s Irish Saloonery
Mayor Lenny Desiderio, Sea Isle City/KIX McNutley’s
Al Schmidt/Saver of Democracy
@EstebanDAmur (earliest non-business donor!)
Frank Falkenstein (HTHS 4 Lyfe)
N.A. Poe/Poe’s Sandwich Joint
Meg Berry and Diego Rincon
Mary and Brian Guckert
Jon and Julie Malcarney
Lawrence Bernard Reynolds
The Right Rev. E.B. Webb
$10+ (in order of receipt; only last initial for speed-of-transcribing sake)
Pete G. (GCF)
Cara Jo S.
Nick and Tina S.
Todd and Jaimie S.
Carmel and Dale A.
Bo Burnham’s Existential Dread (Quizzo team)