Chelsea Piers Connecticut Announces Launch of Scholarship Fund
February 22, 2018
(Stamford, CT – February 22, 2018) – Chelsea Piers Connecticut is pleased to announce the launch of the Chelsea Piers Scholarship Fund (CPSF). This fund is committed to providing Fairfield County children in need with the opportunity to experience the enormous benefits and enjoyment of participation in athletics.
The Sky Rink Youth Scholarship Fund, was founded at Chelsea Piers New York in 1994 and was followed in 1996 by the Chelsea Piers Scholarship Fund, an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The two funds together have awarded nearly $3 million in scholarships to thousands of children to participate in summer sports camps, competitive teams and cover team travels expenses. Now the Board of the CPSF has agreed to expand its’ fundraising scholarship efforts to Chelsea Piers Connecticut.
Chelsea Piers believes participating in sports helps children gain self-confidence and self-esteem, develop social skills, learn sportsmanship and teamwork, set and achieve goals, and learn from positive role models. All children, regardless of their family's financial situation, should be given an opportunity to learn and grow through sports. Sports have a huge range of positive benefits among children and adolescents but many young people are unable due to a lack of financial resources to pursue athletics.
With the newly established Scholarship Fund for Chelsea Piers Connecticut, young athletes will be awarded annual financial aid to pursue summer camps and competitive and travel teams.
“Coming into our sixth year, Chelsea Piers is grateful to extend such a remarkable program to our facility in Connecticut,” commented Greta Wagner, Executive Director of Chelsea Piers Connecticut. “It is also exciting to announce the Scholarship Fund in advance of Fairfield County’s annual Giving Day. It’s such a wonderful day for Fairfield County and we are thrilled to be joining in the celebration. We are hoping to raise a minimum of $50,000 on Giving Day which Chelsea Piers Connecticut will match with our own donation.”
In addition to matching all Giving Day donations, Chelsea Piers Management will provide a 20% discount on all CPSF sponsored programs and provide critical administrative assistance free of charge.
Over the past 5 years, Chelsea Piers Connecticut has provided over $400,000 in tuition assistance to competitive team players in financial need. With the launch of the CPSF in Connecticut, the goal is to offer scholarships to as many qualified applicants as possible.
The CPSF will continue to work with the Boys and Girls Club, Starfish Connection and other local social service organizations to identify children in Fairfield County who will benefit from participation in sports programs and camps at Chelsea Piers Connecticut.
Click here for more information on the Chelsea Piers Scholarship Fund.
Click here for more information on how to donate to CPSF through the FCCF Giving Day.
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