Letter from Jim & Jenny Maher:
As the parents of three boys who have been a part of the SLSG Illinois program (‘99, ‘01 and ‘05), we have witnessed some serious soccer over the years. One of the key drivers for continued success lies in each player’s ability to focus on steady athletic development, both on and off the field. For on-the-field development, a substantial investment was made this year, allowing for a complete overhaul of Fields 3 and 4, including irrigation.
This investment was crucial, but it meant a delayed investment in an off-season and off-field training facility. Consequently, several parents have stepped up and contributed money toward retrofitting one of the storage sheds into a performance training space. This space will enable us to fully utilize the staff’s skills in advancing the strength, speed and agility of the players, closing the performance gap between our athletes and athletes in other markets.
The overall cost of the project is going to be around $60,000, and we have raised approximately $40,000 to date. In order to complete the training space and provide the best equipment for the players, we need to raise additional funds. If we are able to raise funds in excess of the remaining $20,000, we will be able to put them toward supplemental improvements outside of the main building, to additional turf space.
We are asking for your assistance in helping us complete this project and to position our players with the ability to compete at their fullest potential.
As a 501c3, all SLSG contributions are tax deductible. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Shawn Hewitt – 314.422.4056, or myself – 618.416.7085.
Contributions can be sent to:
St. Louis Scott Gallagher – Illinois
1046 McDonough Lake Road
Collinsville IL, 62234
Attn: Shawn Hewitt
As always, we thank you for your continuous support of our SLSG Illinois players – it truly means the world to them.
Jim and Jenny Maher