Thomas R. Savoie Memorial Fund
Thomas Savoie was a long time member and friend of the Yorktown Youth Soccer Club whose hard work and dedication to youth referees and to the soccer community warrants a forever lasting memory. In perpetual recognition of Mr. Savoie’s service to the club the Thomas R. Savoie Memorial Fund will assist the Yorktown Youth Soccer club in recruiting, mentoring, developing and assisting youth referees. Funds may be used to purchase referee uniforms and equipment for YYSC referees. In addition, each year the fund will nominate a candidate to receive The Thomas R. Savoie Award of Excellence.
YYSC Club President
YYSC Head Referee
Thomas R. Savoie Memorial Fund/Award for Excellence
Mr. Savoie was a successful patent attorney for The Philip Morris Company, a husband and father of three children. In addition, he contributed numerous volunteer hours to the club during the playing and referee days of his children in the 1980’s. Thereafter, and for over ten years after his children moved on to college Mr. Savoie served on the club’s Board of Directors as Head Referee. In this capacity Mr. Savoie recruited club youth referees and monitored their success. Mr. Savoie was a committed student of refereeing not only as a learned advocate of understanding the Laws of the Game but as a referee who dedicated himself to becoming a better referee. Mr. Savoie contributed his club referee fees to the YYSC to support youth referees. At the annual general meeting in 1997, Mr. Savoie was awarded an outstanding service award from the club for his outstanding efforts. Unquestionably Mr. Savoie’s dedication, contributions and service to the Yorktown Youth Soccer and to the soccer community are paralleled by few, if any.
The recipient of the Thomas R. Savoie Memorial Award for Excellence will be a youth referee of good character who has achieved a high level of personal and / or academic achievement. The recipient must be a consistent and reliable contributor to the Yorktown Club and to the community. In addition, the recipient must have demonstrated a high level of interest and motivation to better himself or herself as a soccer referee in the past year. The standards needed to win this award are considered to be high and it is expected that in some years eligible candidates may not be identified. The recipient of the award must be a USSF certified referee and a Yorktown High School senior.
A written essay of 500 words is required:
Please Inform us: How being a referee has influenced your life.
Send essay into YYSC by May 1st, 2019
1928 Commerce St
Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
The YORKTOWN YOUTH SOCCER CLUB SPORTS AWARD is awarded to as many as 4 High School Seniors per year who meet the following criteria:
- 85 plus overall GPA
- VOLUNTEERED in the club
- PLAYED in the club for at least 10 years
- REFEREED in the club or the league.
- TRAINED in the club.
The High School SENIOR must also write an essay on “HOW THE SOCCER CLUB HAS INFLUENCED YOUR LIFE”
The essay must be a minimum of 500 words.
Submitted by May 1, 2019
If the SENIOR meets 3 of the 5 requirements above they will also be asked to come in and meet with the President of the YYSC and have a brief interview.
Based upon how many people apply for the award the soccer club will divide the scholarship award money between the receivers. If only one person is deemed to be eligible and is awarded the scholarship the maximum amount of the scholarship may be $2500. The maximum amount of scholarship money available per year will be $4000 and will be awarded to as many as 4 people per year.
The candidate MUST be a High School Senior to apply and must have the intention of attending a College or University in the following fall.