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12th Annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament Sat Aug 1, 2015

goals for hopeThe 12th Annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation is happening Saturday, August 1, from 9-3:00 at the LaGrange Soccer Fields in Dutchess County.

Teams from the tri-state area will compete in four divisions depending on ability. The day long tournament welcomes all spectators and participants. See more details.

The 2015 Goals for Hope Honoree is Karen Shogren of Beacon. This kind, humble, remarkable woman is the youngest of five siblings, a wife to Mark, and mom to Addison, Clark and Miriam. Karen is a soccer player, a soccer coach, a soccer club president, a soccer referee, an East Hudson Youth Soccer League age-group director, and in its ten year history, a Goals for Hope participant and volunteer. In her spare time, Karen also works for Taconic Retreat and Conference Center, and volunteers for her church.

In 2009, Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer. Going through chemotherapy, radiation and multiple surgeries barely slowed this super woman down! Karen continued on with her busy life, further inspiring all of those around her.

Update August 3: See photos

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament Aug. 1

goals 2014The 12th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Stringham Park in LaGrangeville, NY [map]. Come to play, or volunteer to help, or just come out and enjoy the day & cheer on the teams!

The 2015 tournament will be held in honor of Karen Shogren. Click to read Karen’s story.

Online registration is open until July 14. Register your team by June 9 for discounted registration fee and complimentary t-shirts!

Volunteers are needed the day of the event. If you are interested, please sign up online or email us.

Please join us for this fun and festive day, enjoy the friendly competition, and help support Miles of Hope !

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament 8/04/14

Saturday, August 2, 2014 marks the day for the 11th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament benefiting the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The tournament will be held at the LaGrange Soccer fields with team check-in beginning at 7:15 a.m. Games will begin at 8:00 and spectators are welcome. There will be a concession stand with lunch, drinks and snack items throughout the day — all proceeds go to Miles of Hope.

 Tournament Co-Chairman Mary Schanz said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response from teams from all over the northeast United States. What started as a friendly competition to benefit the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation has turned into a large scale event promoting health and exercise for women of all ages and athletic ability.”

 “The best part of the competition is that it brings the soccer moms onto the field!” said tournament Co-Chairman Amanda Tierney. “They’ve been sitting on the side lines cheering for their kids, now it’s time for the kids to cheer for them!”  

The Tournament Chairman announced: “2014 Goals for Hope tournament will be held in honor of Christine Galloway. Christine is a two-time breast cancer survivor. She and her husband, Robert, have been supporters of the Beacon Soccer Club since its inception in 1978. The Galloways are active, selfless community volunteers, and grandparents of soccer players.  Christine has always been a  Goals for Hope active supporter, even taking to the field herself for a couple of years!   Please join us on Saturday, August 2, to honor this wonderful woman!”

More than 700 women will be competing at four different levels of play.  “All of the sports competitions that we sponsor are designed to be a friendly message emphasizing the benefits of exercise to all women. Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament is not about winning or losing but about participating and recognizing that we can be proactive about our health,” explained Cathy Varunok, co-founder of Miles of Hope and a Goals for Hope participant.

Goals For Hope Registration

Goals For Hope – Donation site

2014 Tournament Facts:

  • 700 women, 18 to 60+ years old, playing on 54 teams in divisions that range from Soccer Mom to Competitive 7 v 7.
  • Teams are comprised of women mainly from Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties, NYC, Long Island and New Jersey.

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament August 3

Our 10th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2013, at the soccer complex in LaGrangeville, NY [map].

Goals for Hope raises funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Every penny raised is used to help those in need in our community!

This day is designed to be a friendly competition, emphasizing the benefits of exercise to all women and the importance of helping those who need assistance. The Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament is not about winning or losing, but about participating and recognizing that we can be proactive about our health, while supporting our community.

Form a team and play in our Goals for Hope soccer tournament. If you want to play, but cannot form or find a team to join, email goalsforhope@aol.com. Teams registered by (deadline to be announces) will receive a free tournament t-shirt for each player. FINAL Registration deadline is Tuesday, July 9th 2013.

Registration has ended

Check-in starts at 7:15 A.M.
Approximate 8:00am kick-off

If you are not playing but would still like to support our event, our teams, or make a donation in honor of or in memory of you can go to our donation site.
Click to visit our donations page


Please note that NO DOGS are allowed in this park. Please do not park on Stringham Road. There is enough parking for everyone in the complex.

Goals for Hope Honoree

luanneWe are excited to announce our honoree for Goals for Hope 2013! Luanne Maley McDonough grew up in Spackenkill as one of 10 children. She is a wonderful wife, mother, sister, and friend. She has spent countless hours both on the soccer sidelines and on the field playing herself for more than 20 years. Both Luanne and her husband were some of our first GFH volunteers. She has been with our tournament since 2004. Luanne is a breast cancer survivor. In May 2012, two tumors were discovered at her annual physical exam. An MRI and biopsies followed. These revealed another tumor and resulted in her diagnosis of bilateral multi-centric infiltrating ductal carcinoma stage two. Post treatment, she is ready to don the cleats and play again in this year’s Goals for Hope tournament! We look forward to honoring her!

Please look for us on Facebook and “like” us! Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament.

Pictures from last year’s event are in the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery.

goals for hope photos 2010

Goals for Hope Tournament Saturday August 4

*UPDATE* SCHEDULES ARE AVAILABLE
Click to download 5 v 5 Recreational Soccer Moms schedule
or 7 v 7 (All Divisions) schedule

Click for a map of the field

Goals for Hope LogoOur 9th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament will take place on Saturday, August 4, 2012, at the soccer complex in LaGrangeville, NY. [map]

Goals for Hope is a women’s charity soccer tournament that raises funds for the Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation.

The deadline for registering a team has ended — please come out and cheer on the teams!

Players — Click to download the waiver.

Survivors are invited to write affirmations about how they have been affected by Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation. Written material should be sent to Rihana at rihana@ravdesigninc.com (she can also help with the writing).

Even if you are not a soccer player, you can still come out and have fun cheering on your favorite team! There will be a concession stand with lunch, drinks and snack items throughout the day. Many wonderful items will be raffled off during the day.

Gaetan Boehm Banks, Goals for Hope 2012 honoreeDuring our 9th Goals for Hope tournament, we will be honoring breast cancer survivor Gaetan Boehm Banks. Tournament chair Mary Schanz said, “Gaetan, who was diagnosed in 2009, lives in Beacon with her husband Paul and their three children. She is very active in the Beacon Soccer League and the Southern Dutchess community.”

More than 700 women will be competing at four different levels of play. Co-Chairmen Mary Schanz and Judy Rose explained:

“All of the sports competitions that we sponsor are designed to be a friendly message emphasizing the benefits of exercise to all women. Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament is not about winning or losing but about participating and recognizing that we can be proactive about our health,” explained Mrs. Varunok.

2010 Tournament Facts:

  • Almost 700 women, 18 to 60+ years old, playing on 54 teams in divisions that range from Soccer Mom to Competitive 7 v 7.
  • Teams are comprised of women mainly from Dutchess, Putnam, Orange, Rockland, Ulster and Westchester Counties, NYC, Long Island and New Jersey.

You can make a donation to Goals for Hope 2012. Click “Search” to donate toward a specific team, or make a general donation to Goals for Hope. Click here to donate to Goals for Hope 2012.

For more information, please see our Goals For Hope web page.

See photos from last year’s Goals for Hope tournament.

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