2018-01-13 / Community Life

Galeton Youth Soccer: success story


Galeton Youth Soccer Association expressed its appreciation to Galeton Moose Lodge 826 by presenting officers with a framed photograph collage depicting teams from the most recent season. Galeton Moose has supported GYSA for 15 years. Shown from left are: front -- Kevin Sykora (GYSA), Howie Dowd (Lodge 826 governor), Greg Froebel (Lodge 826 administrator and Wes Crowell (GYSA); back -- Moose House Committee members Bob Gitchell, Devin Shadle, Chuck Evans, Mike Murray and Bill Steljes. 
Andy Lychalk Jr. photo Galeton Youth Soccer Association expressed its appreciation to Galeton Moose Lodge 826 by presenting officers with a framed photograph collage depicting teams from the most recent season. Galeton Moose has supported GYSA for 15 years. Shown from left are: front -- Kevin Sykora (GYSA), Howie Dowd (Lodge 826 governor), Greg Froebel (Lodge 826 administrator and Wes Crowell (GYSA); back -- Moose House Committee members Bob Gitchell, Devin Shadle, Chuck Evans, Mike Murray and Bill Steljes. Andy Lychalk Jr. photo One of the area’s best success stories when it comes to engaging young people in healthy activities is the Galeton Youth Soccer Association.

With the continued support of Galeton Moose Lodge 826, GYSA has provided opportunities for children to engage in activities that promote teamwork and social skills, physical fitness and early engagement in one of the most popular scholastic sports.

Chuck Evans has been one of the driving forces behind the program’s growth for the better part of a decade as a coach and GYSA officer. He spearheaded an outreach to area communities to attract other youths to the soccer program.

Most recently, Wes Crowell has taken over as GYSA president and Kevin Sykora as vice president.

Many Moose members are involved in the program, sponsoring or supporting fundraisers and other events that have allowed the association to cover expenses, including informs.

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