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

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. (more…)

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament Aug. 1

2015

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!

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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

2014

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

2013
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.

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Goals for Hope Tournament Saturday August 4

2012

*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.

Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament – Saturday August 6

2011

Goals for Hope LogoOur 8th annual Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the soccer complex in LaGrangeville, NY.

Although registration has closed, everyone is encouraged to come out and cheer on their favorite team, or just enjoy the day. This will be another fun-filled day, with concessions, raffles, music and much more! Kick-off is at 8 AM and the event usually runs until at least 3 PM. Click for directions to the Stringham Road fields LaGrange, NY.

You can also make a donation to Goals for Hope 2011. 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 2011.

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

A Goals For Hope Story

2011

Goals for Hope LogoThe Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer tournament on August 6, 2011, at the Stringham Road fields in LaGrange will be dedicated to Elena Peratikos. She is a 3 year breast cancer survivor and a true asset to our community.

In her own words:
“I was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on December 17, 2008. I grew up in East Fishkill and now live in Highland. I’ve been a Guidance Counselor for the past 6 years at John Jay High School, and prior to that I worked with abused and neglected children for 10 years.

“I played soccer from age 7 to about 21. I played for EFSC, East Hudson Select and John Jay. I was on the first girls travel team from East Fishkill. I tried to play indoors with a few of the girls from the old team this winter to try to get in shape to play in Goals for Hope this summer. I played three games and ended up on my ass a lot and had one beautifully memorable face-plant. At least I entertained my friends. I could barely walk after the games and I’m actually having knee surgery on Tuesday to repair the damage! The girls who came back to play for GFH on Team Elena were the same girls from the John Jay and East Fishkill teams. The coach of the East Fishkill travel team also came to GFH to watch us. It was so great seeing people show up that I haven’t seen in over 20 years. I never imagined that level of support. The experience I had through breast cancer has done so much to improve my life — I wouldn’t change a thing if I could.”

And in the words of her partner, Janine Loos:
“In December 2008, at the age of 40, Elena was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer.

“Elena is one of the most resilient people I have met in my life. To see her confront breast cancer through months of chemotherapy treatments, the loss of her physical appearance that she has always known, and 5 surgeries has made me realize the power of hope and faith. She refused to accept the identity of the cancer and transformed her experience into an opportunity to build a stronger bond with her spirituality, and her emotional and physical well being. The reality of the disease challenged both of us to think and love deeper. Both of our lives have forever changed and we have come to realize that in some strange way…it is the best thing that ever happened to both of us.

“For the past 3 years, “Team Elena” has participated in the annual Goals for Hope tournament. The hard work and dedication that the staff and committee members put forth each year to make this such a positive and inspirational experience for those affected by breast cancer is truly AMAZING! Thank you to Miles of Hope, our family and friends for their support throughout the past few years. Elena and I could never do any of this without you all!”

For more info contact Pari Forood, Executive Director, Miles of Hope – 845-264-2005

Read about Goals for Hope on our website.

Last Chance to Register for Goals for Hope

2011

Goals for Hope LogoThe deadline to register for the Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament is Tuesday July 5, 2011. (Update July 6: The deadline for registration has passed, but you and your family can still come out to cheer on the teams. Concessions, playground, raffles,  music and more!)

Our 8th annual Goals for Hope event will take place on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the soccer complex in LaGrangeville, NY.

Registration has closed. There are competitive and non-competitive divisions.

Click here to donate to Goals for Hope 2011. Click “Search” to donate toward a specific team, or make a general donation to Goals for Hope.

If you aren’t playing, come on out and cheer on the teams on Saturday, August 6. (No dogs are allowed in the park). We will have concessions, raffles, music and much more! Kick-off is at 8 AM and the event usually runs until at least 3 PM. Click for directions to the Stringham Road fields LaGrange, NY.

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Goals For Hope — registration is open!

2011

Goals For HopeRegistration for our 8th Goals for Hope Women’s Soccer Tournament is under way.  The event will be held on Saturday, August 6, 2011, at the soccer complex in LaGrangeville, NY.

Registration is now open. Teams must be registered in advance. The deadline for registration is July 5. Click to learn more and to register your team. There are competitive and non-competitive divisions. Register before June 26 to get free t-shirts and a lower registration fee!

Click here to donate to Goals for Hope 2011. You can make a general donation, or click “Search” to donate for a specific team.

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

Questions: Contact Rihana at rihana@ravdesigninc.com.

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Goals for Hope Photos

2010

Photos from Goals for Hope are starting to get posted online. Visit the Miles of Hope Photo Gallery page to see them and keep coming back for a few days to see them all come in!

Click to visit the Photo Gallery now.