Have Fun While Making a Difference!
Registration is Open!
February 20-22, 2017
Even though the tournament runs for three days, a player's commitment is just a few hours on one particular day. High schoolers come on one day (Wednesday), younger girls on another day (Tuesday), and younger boys on a third day (Monday). The day is split by age groups in 2- or 3-hour blocks of time (see schedule). It is great fun!
February 21, 2015
We want to thank you all for participating in our tournament this year! We had a lot of fun doing it and we hope the players (170+ of them!) had fun, too. We could not run this event every year without the continued support and generous donations. Thank you!
With your help we were able to raise over $6,100 so far! We know that the Random Smile Project will be appreciative of your donations. This year was also, specifically, in memory of Kathleen Madden, a local soccer mom, Soccer for Smiles supporter, and dear friend who passed away as a result of Inflammatory Breast Cancer this past year. Please keep your eyes open for more information on our Kathleen Madden Scholarship and Fund. Her family is very appreciative of all the work and generous donations.
A special thanks to our sponsors!
If you would still like to purchase a t-shirt or donate, or know of anyone else that would, please let us know. Again thank you for all your support! Hope to see you again next year!
--Cobi Frongillo, Tim LaRowe, Colin Berg, and Alexa Frongillo
Junior Coaches Franklin Soccer School, Inc.
In addition to targetting the beneficiaries from last year, the Soccer for Smiles group will be making a contribution in the name of a Franklin High School teacher who passed away in November. Mr. Keiichi Kitanosono, a physics teacher, was an extraordinarily gifted young teacher, a treasured colleague, and an exemplary role model for his school community. Mr. Kitanosono impacted the lives of several of the Soccer for Smiles team.
In 2016 we directed our donations to support three initiatives:
- Three Kathleen M. Madden Scholarships ($500 each)
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.
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 five 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.
- Dana Farber Cancer Institute