October 10, 2013 – Arizona Youth Soccer Association is thrilled to announce that MaxInMotion™ has awarded more than $160,000.00 in scholarship funding for the 2013-14 season. The funding will be used to support youth soccer players throughout Arizona in financial need.
This year, 722 applications for financial support were submitted. In the end, 465 players were approved to receive over $160,000.00 in scholarship funding. The athletes represent 29 member youth soccer clubs within the Arizona Youth Soccer Association. Coupled with the donation of over $100,000.00 last season, MaxInMotion™ has now funded over $260,000.00 in two years. The next anticipated grant cycle will begin in June of 2014.
“MaxInMotion™ is honored to continue its important partnership with AYSA. As the governing body of Arizona Youth Soccer, AYSA has joined with us to enable economically challenged players to participate in competitive soccer and build the core values that MaxInMotion stands for: personal fitness, teamwork and community involvement. Max Shacknai would have been proud that an organization founded in his memory is able to assist so many talented young athletes”, said Jonah Shacknai, MaxInMotion Foundation President.
“Arizona Youth Soccer Association is extremely appreciative of our partnership with the MaxInMotion™ Foundation. Their efforts to help break down the financial barriers associated with participating in competitive youth soccer for players in financial need are unsurpassed,” said Mark Thede, President of AYSA. “This year, the Foundation awarded the single-largest donation in AYSA history which will ensure that 465 players will receive much needed financial assistance so they can participate in the game they love!”