Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament

The 12th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held on Saturday, August 1, 2015, at Stringham Park 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.

Online registration is open!

Call for Volunteers

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

Goals for Hope Honoree

karenshogrenKaren Shogren is always willing to give of herself to help others. This kind, humble, remarkable woman is our 2015 Goals for Hope Honoree! She 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 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. She, her husband, and daughter will be going on an international trip to support missionaries this summer.

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.

Please join us in honoring this 5+ year survivor at the 12th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament on August 1, 2015 at Stringham Park in LaGrange, NY. Register to play now, contact us to volunteer, or just come by and cheer everyone on!

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 she 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