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United Named 2019 EPYSA Service to Community Award Winner

By Ryan Lineaweaver, 01/17/20, 4:30PM EST


Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer Association selected Reading ahead of annual awards banquet

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA (January 17, 2020) –  Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer has chosen Reading United as its 2019 Service to Community Award winner. United will be honored at the EPYSA Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, February 22 at DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading.


EPYSA established the Service to Community Award in 2015 to honor individuals or organizations that over a period of years have made outstanding contributions to the Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer community. Honorees have consistently demonstrated a willingness to help others, share their resources, and promote inclusion and respect. They may be members of our soccer community doing outstanding works off the field, or have used soccer as their vehicle to help improve the lives of those around them.


Reading United is the leader in the region at providing access to future professional soccer players through its USL League Two team, while giving opportunities to all soccer abilities through its camps and clinics. The club is focused on promoting and developing a high level of soccer play and passion for the game.


Reading United offers a “club-neutral” youth training environment so players of any team and/or ability can participate in our programs. Our goals are achieved through practice and game play, coaches clinics, soccer camps, and educational programs for players, parents, coaches, and fans of the game.


“One of our goals has always been to give back to a community that has given so much support to us over the years,” said Reading United president Troy Snyder. “We strive to live up to our mission statement every day, by fostering a love for the game of soccer for all ages, abilities, and genders. We continue to enable access to local soccer heroes, provide professional coaching, camps and clinics, and develop environments and partnerships to further the passion for the game.”


Snyder added, “(Former Reading Rage player, captain, and general manager) Paul "Archie" Moylan would be proud of this award. Thank you EPYSA for recognizing the work our staff and players do in our community.”

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