Arlington Travel Soccer Club is strongly commited to ensuring that all players who are selected for our travel teams are able to play, regardless of their families’ financial resources. ATSC teams provide financial support for players who cannot pay the full team fee, raising funds in a variety of ways including car washes, yard sales, sales of food and merchandise, delivering phone books, wrapping Christmas presents for tips, and even sponsoring a golf tournament.
To support our teams, ATSC provides financial assistance for teams carrying more than one player in need. For each of the Fall 2006 and Spring 2007 seasons, $10,000 in financial assistance was distributed to teams requesting help. ATSC financial assistance funding comes from two primary sources: club dues ($7,500+ per season) and the Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund, hosted at the Arlington Community Foundation. Other funding sources included donations from the ATSC Coaches Game, income from Arlington Soccer magnet sales, and other ATSC budget sources.
The Klurfeld Fund was established in 2000, in memory of Scott and Janis Klurfeld, who were killed in a tragic accident on I-95 while driving their son and a teammate to a preseason tournament for the (then) U14 Arlington Thunder. The accident, which both boys survived although with serious injuries, deeply shocked and saddened our soccer community. This accident prompted ATSC to establish the Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund in their memory. The Klurfeld Fund provides financial suport to Arlington travel soccer players who might otherwise not be able to afford to play.
The Klurfeld Fund exists through the donations of supportive soccer parents and other soccer advocates. The fund desperately needs replenishing. Please help ATSC keep our financial assistance fund strong by making a tax-deductible donation to the Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund.
Send a check now while you’re reading this. Any amount, no matter how small, will make a difference to a talented player.
Tax-deductible donations may be sent to:
Klurfeld Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund
c/o Arlington Community Foundation
2525 Wilson Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22201
You can make an online donation to the Klurfeld Fund via PayPal using the Arlington Community Foundation’s online form
(clicking this link will open the online form in a new browser window). Be sure to specify the "Klurfeld Arlington Travel Soccer Scholarship Fund" in the Fund Selection box.