January 2013 - The Gooding-Crosby scholarship was set up in honor of Crosby and his grandfather, Peter Gooding. It was recently awarded for the first time at the National Soccer Coaches Association of America National Convention. The scholarship fund was generously created by Coach Peter Gooding’s former soccer players at Amherst College. The winner of the grant this year was "Project Coach " at the School of Graduate Education at Smith College in Northampton, MA. This program brings in young people from Springfield, MA and trains them to go out into their communities and start and/or run sport and fitness programs that include soccer. These programs are meant to help improve the overall health and happiness of children in targeted neighborhoods. The goal is for these educators to include children and/or sibling of children affected by cancer. We are excited that Crosby's footprints will now extend to Massachusetts.
To read more about the fund: http://www.nscaa.com/foundation/grants
Below from left to right are Al Albert (Chairman of the Foundation Board), Peter Gooding (Crosby's Grandfather/Foundation Board Member) and Michael Curry (Foundation Board Member).
Gooding-Crosby Scholarship Awarded for the First Time