SAU Donates $26,000 to AHAFeb 27, 2014
SA United Donates $26,000 back to the American Heart Association!
February 26th 2014
We are very proud to announce that we will be donatingÂ $26,000Â to the American Heart Association from the United for Hope Tournament Proceeds. We will be scheduling a special SA United club night in early April to presentÂ check. We hope that you can all join us for this special occasion. More details to come soon.
This is the most we have donated in the four years of our tournament and we would like to thank all of those that participated in the eventÂ for theirÂ tremendous support!
History of the tournament:
-Â Year one: $25,000 for Haven for Hope, the homeless shelter in down town San Antonio
- Year two:Â $6000 for Morganâ€™s Wonderland,Â tournamentÂ rained out, but many team still donated.Â
- Year three:Â $15,000 for the Boot campaign to help those men and woman returning home from war.Â
- Year Four:Â $26,000 for the American Heart Association/San Antonio Division â€“ raising awareness of the importance of healthy living!
Total donated to date to local charities: $72,000
Next year we will be aiming to break the $100,000 mark!
Email from Lisa Cruz:
Executive Director, Â American heart Association,Â San Antonio Office, SouthWest Affiliate
Hello Jay and everyone with SA United,
We are beyond grateful for all of the energy, effort and passion you put into this event that has resulted in such an incredible donation to the mission of the American Heart Association.
I know Caitlin was there for much of the tournament, and I had the opportunity to spend a couple of hours there on Saturday afternoon. The care and planning that went into the event, as well as the enthusiasm and dedication your organization has for our youth, was evident. It was encouraging to see so many young people with a passion for soccer and physical activity in general.
These funds will truly help save lives and help educate our community on the value of living healthier. We look forward to sharing your success with our Heart Walk leadership volunteers and board members. And, we look forward to seeing you all at the Heart Walk in October.
Email from Caitlin Martone:
Corporate Market Director, American Heart Association Â
Jay and the SA United Soccer Club,
We cannot express how grateful we are for this generous donation to our local AHA division. We are so honored to be the charity of choice for this yearâ€™s United for Hope Tournament. We recognize all of theÂ hard workÂ that you put in to the planning and execution of this event and based on the turnout and the feedback we received, it was a success on all levels!
We are beyond thankful and hope you understand the impact that this will have on our community. We are passing this amazing news along to our Heart & Stroke Walk Chairman and look forward to inviting him and other AHA volunteers to the check presentation in early April.
From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you again for this incredible donation.