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Truesdale Health Foundation supporting two Fall River youth sports programs in 2018

The Truesdale Health Foundation is once again supporting the Fall River Youth Soccer Association (FRYS), and the North Park American Little League (NPALL). Both organizations are noted for their success at delivering excellent, accessible youth sports programs year after year.

The Foundation has donated $5,000 to the FRYS for the 2018 season. The FRYS will use the money to help reduce player fees. The donation will help enable young athletes with mental and physical challenges to play for free through the TOPSoccer program. And it will be used to provide scholarships to economically challenged families and individuals, including foster children, children from St, Vincent’s Home and others.

The Foundation has also donated $5,000 to the NPALL for its 2018 season. The money will be devoted to replacing 100% of the League’s player equipment, much of which has become unusable, plus the purchase of field maintenance equipment. It will go toward offseason training for participants. It will also be used to provide two deserving young people who demonstrate community involvement, academic excellence, and sportsmanship with $150 scholarships to attend any sports program. Finally, the money will be used to purchase uniforms, gloves and bats for several participants from economically disadvantaged families who will participate for free.

Bryan Nadeau, Vice President of the NPALL, said, “The League instills values of sportsmanship, fair play and honesty in young people. The Truesdale Health Foundation, our largest sponsor, gives many community kids the opportunity to play in a first-class program, and learn invaluable life skills.”

FRYS President Brian T. Ferreira said, “The Truesdale Health Foundation’s generosity helps make ours one of the most affordable and robust youth sports programs in the area for our 800-plus Fall River participants. We are grateful for the partnership.”

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Youngsters learn teamwork and social skills at the North Park American Little League that can last a lifetime.

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As a major sponsor, the Truesdale Health Foundation enables the Fall River Youth Soccer Association to bring the many benefits of sports competition to more local kids.