Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament

The 11th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament was held on Saturday, August 2, 2014, at Stringham Park in LaGrangeville, NY [map].

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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.

Goals for Hope Honoree

ChristineGallowayOur 2014 Goals for Hope tournament was held in honor of Christine Galloway!  Christine is a wife, mom and grandmother from Beacon, NY.  She and her husband, Robert, have been huge supporters of the Beacon Soccer Club since its inception in 1978. The Galloways are active, selfless community volunteers.  She has always been a  GFH proponent, even taking to the field herself for a couple of years! Christine is a two-time breast cancer survivor.  Please join us on Saturday, August 2, to honor this wonderful woman!


What is Goals For Hope?

Several long-time friends, who have played soccer together in the Hudson Valley for more than two decades, wanted to do something special for their community.

Judy Rose was the first to decide to reach out, and got her women’s team involved in several soccer events and fundraising tournaments. After witnessing the success of others, she quickly convinced Rose Greene and Mary Darcy Schanz that they could undertake something equally as exciting. They just needed a meaningful purpose.

It all began to come together in June 2003, when Mary was speaking to Cathy Varunok (co-founder of Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation) about their ideas for soccer tournament. Mary had recently lost a close family friend, Rhoda Post, to a long battle with breast cancer. Cathy knew Rhoda, and was affected by her death as well. The idea struck them almost simultaneously. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this women’s soccer team hosted their own tournament, for the benefit of Cathy’s newly formed foundation? (www.milesofhope.org)

The idea quickly caught on. In no time, Judy, Mary and Rose were joined by Nikole Seipp, Mary Jo Levins, Maureen Darcy, Trish Darcy Silverman, Cathy Varunok and Miles of Hope to form the backbone of Goals for Hope.

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

goals for hope photos 2010