The Weston Lacrosse Club - Paul Scheufele Endowment Fund (the "Endowment") was established in 2006 to provide permanent funding for boys and girls lacrosse at the youth and high school levels in Weston, CT. The Endowment is managed by the Fairfield County Community Foundation based in Norwalk, CT. The FCCFoundation ( http://www.fccfoundation.org ) will administer the Endowment and provide an annual grant to the Weston Lacrosse Club which will determine the use of proceeds.
Contributions to the Endowment can be made easily and conveniently by credit card at this link : secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php
WHY A LACROSSE ENDOWMENT FOR WESTON?
"The agony and the ecstacy. The sorrow and the joy. Friendships forged. Memories made. Think of how life would be without sports?"
We all deserve to be proud of Weston lacrosse. Since 1998, we have built a great youth and high school program based on the values of competitive excellence, safety, respect and fun. Yet there is so much more we must do to convert our early success into a tradition of excellence. Our annual fundraising effort assists our teams with coaching, uniforms, equipment and transportation. However, a tradition of excellence takes permanent funding resources to attract, develop and retain outstanding coaching and to purchase the best equipment available for our player training and performance. It is much tougher to build and maintain excellence when funding can be derailed by economic, enrollment and budgetary cycles. We are mindful that Weston once had a thriving high school lacrosse program in the early 1980s, only to see it cut when enrollment and budget declines hit the town in the late 1980s. It took 15 years to bring the sport back to Weston. The Endowment, among other things, will ensure strong funding for Weston lacrosse forever! An Endowment guarantees permanent funding and sends a message that "Weston is committed to the tradition of excellence" at levels reached by some of the great programs around the country. The lacrosse world, our community, our coaches and our players will hear the message and will want to be a part of our pioneering effort and emerging tradition.
Parent and friends can "give back" to the future of Weston lacrosse by making a tax deductible gift to the Weston Lacrosse Club - Paul Scheufele Endowment Fund. Who knows, in 30 years, when we watch our grandchildren play lacrosse with their friends in Weston, we may know that we were vital to its success at the beginning when it mattered most. We were pioneers that made a difference forever.
"Do something for yourself and it dies with you. Do something for others and it lives forever."
Your tax deductible contribution can be made online here: secure.groundspring.org/dn/index.php
Or by mail to: Fairfield County Community Foundation
And mailed to: Fairfield County Community Foundation, 383 Main Ave., Norwalk, CT 06851-1543
Please denote: Weston Lacrosse Club - Paul Scheufele Lacrosse Endowment Fund" in the note field
Click above to access the Endowment Brochure.