STYSA Hurricane Harvey Relief
South Texas Youth Soccer would like to send our well wishes and support to all of the areas affected by Hurricane Harvey. We are here for you.
After seeing the impact of Hurricane Harvey on South Texas, we have set up a STYSA Hurricane Harvey Fund Relief. We want to help our members: families, players, coaches, teams, organizations, who were affected by this catastrophic event. The purpose of this fund is to help rebuild our soccer community and have the players back on the field enjoying the sport we all love. All donations will go directly to organizations up and down the Texas Coast that have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.
Please pass this fund along to anyone who may be looking to help support our members through this devastating storm. It can be found at youcaring.com/stysa.
If you would like to donate equipment, gear or apparel, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect them with clubs, teams and players who have the most need. As you can imagine, damage assessments are still being done and we will have a better idea of the greatest needs starting next week.
Also, Katy native, Kallee Scott, has set up a donation drive, Cleats4Katy, to provide soccer gear to local players at Katy Youth Soccer Club. Her plan is to distribute the donations opening weekend at KYSC fields, so she is looking for donations before September 9th. Thank you Kallee for your support!
Last but not least, we would like to share a story from one of our members who was affected by Hurricane Harvey -
My daughter INSISTED on taking her bag with cleats, shin guards and size 4 soccer ball! I humored her but must admit that soccer ball has been a Godsend! To pass the time (and keep from worrying about our losses) we have taken turns doing drills and short passes in the hotel hallways. It has even helped make new friends. It is so heartening to see children who have lost so much smiling and playing soccer.
Thank you for sharing your story with us.
Our hearts also go out to Louisiana and other affected areas as the storm continues to move.
Together we are - Texas Strong!