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Shenandoah FC Elite

SFCE Community Service Team Projects

Community service by our Shenandoah FC Elite is part of our club culture – one that benefits community individuals and causes as well as the student-athletes themselves.

Our  Executive Director, Cosmo Balio said, “We like to consider our relationship with the community as family, and we take care of each other. If we can bring a smile to someone’s face, make someone realize they are cared for, or help someone attain a dream, then as student-athletes we have already won prior to stepping on the soccer fields.”

Each of our SFCE's team selects a service project close to their program or individual players, and those are submitted to the executive director for approval. Some projects are short-term, while others continue throughout the entire year.

Among the numerous team efforts are:

  • Collecting food for the local food pantry
  • Collecting clothes and other vital needs for the needy
  • Singing Christmas carols at the local nursing home
  • Collecting pet food for the local SPCA
  • Raising funds for cancer and other disease research
  • Supporting youth in sports through a variety of projects
  • Participating in the Make-a-Wish program for young cancer patients