June 20th, 2018, Waltham, MA; The first GPS Foundation Juggle-A-Thon ended during the last week of May, with every team across the GPS network participating and submitting their results.
With involvement being club wide, it has taken us a bit of time to compile all of the results but we have finally achieved it and we think you will be happy with what we have to share, because I can assure you we are!
In total Global Premier Soccer went on to raise $33,109! Half of the pot will go towards helping to establish GPS Haiti, a philanthropic endeavor close to the GPS Foundation’s heart, while the other half will be going into the GPS Foundation Scholarship Fund helping to provide assistance for those who may not have the financial stability to participate in all things GPS.
Coach Matt Hardiman set a wonderful example for the club, taking the Foundation’s mission to heart and imploring his teams to get active.
This nudge ensured that Matt’s programs would finish both 1 and 2 on the list of Top Fundraisers. The GPS MA DA 06 Boys raised a total of $9,310 while the GPS MA Elite Red 01 Boys team brought in another $5,128. Rounding out the Top 3 Fundraising teams was the GPS MA Metro Boston Elite Red 05 Boys.
Those Top 3 teams will all earn a $250 gift card to Buffalo Wild Wings (or an equivalent chain restaurant) for their team to use. Not looking to leave out other teams who put in great fundraising efforts, any team who raised over $1,000 total will receive a $100 Domino’s (or an equivalent chain) Pizza Party for their squad.
With Matt’s DA team raising over $9,000, all spots in the Top 3 Individual Fundraisers category were filled with players from that squad. These are the highest fundraising individuals in order; Ryan MacDuff, Griffin Collins, and Ethan L’Italien. Each of those individuals will receive an Xbox1 video game console as well as a copy of FIFA 18.
In addition to fundraising, this event was also a fun way to find out who is the Juggling King/Queen of GPS. With a total of 209 juggles recorded, the undisputed Juggler of GPS is Lucy Harrison-Caldwell, of the GPS MA Elite Red 05 Girls.
Thank you to all of those who participated from coaches and players to the parents and friends who pledged money!
Make sure to stay tuned to our website and social media accounts, as well as those for the GPS Foundation, in order to stay up-to-date on all things GPS and all things GPS Foundation.
We hope to bring you more news on GPS Haiti soon!