Where the Money Comes From and Where it Goes
Carmel United Soccer is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the sport of soccer. We are not part of any state, county, town, or school district program and we receive no taxpayer funding. All Board members are volunteers. Travel revenues come from player registration, tournament fees, and sponsors. Inhouse revenues come only from player registration. Recently there has been limited general fundraising. Most fundraising has been done by individual Travel teams that keep those revenues for themselves.
Much of the money goes to usage fees for indoor and outdoor grass and turf fields as well as gym and meeting room facilities fees. These expenses are paid to the towns of Carmel and Patterson, the Patterson Park district, the Carmel School District, and Carmel Sports Club. We must also pay separately to buy equipment and supplies and to maintain the fields at Matthew Patterson Elementary School, Patterson Memorial Park and Camarda Park. We must also pay East Hudson Youth Soccer League and NY Club Soccer players registration fees and referee fees.
Travel Team Cheesecake Fundraiser
Travel teams can raise funds during the winter for their teams. Contact Liala Sardo at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. 43% of funds raised (cheesecakes sold) are retained by individual travel teams.
The Club's board of directors unanimously voted to take steps to raise money for our Club. While our annual registration fees cover most of the costs, the costs associated with running the Club have been increasing year over year. We have kept our registration fees relatively steady over recent years and we would like to continue this trend.
Beginning with the 2016/17 season, the Club has instituted a mandatory $20 club fundraising fee for each player, payable at the time of registration. In return, each player will receive $50 in raffle tickets at the start of the season. Players have the option to sell these tickets and keep the $50, thus lowering their overall cost.
The raffle drawing will be held on Inhouse Tournament & Trophy Day in June. Prizes for the raffle are as follows:
Money raised this fall will directly benefit the children that participate in both the Inhouse and Travel programs by being directed towards managing the costs of the following aspects of our Club:
On May 30, 2019, Carmel United Soccer Club awarded two Christopher Tompkins Scholarships in the amount of $500 each to Carmel United alumni and Carmel High School seniors, Daniele Ferreira and Daniel Wiener. Dani F. will be attending Binghamton University and Danny W. will be attending UMass-Amherst in the Fall. Congratulations and best of luck!
The Club will continue raising money for these scholarships through various club fund raisers. We thank those sponsors for their contribution to the youth of the community. We will be awarding scholarships again in June 2020.
Criteria and instructions on how to apply
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When you log in going forward, you should see "supporting Carmel United Soccer Club of New York, Inc." underneath the search box. Each time you shop, Carmel United will earn 0.5% of all eligible purchases. While this may not seem like a lot, if all of our members select to support us this could add up and it is fundraising that does not cost anyone anything!