Give the Gift of Play

Dear Pelada Academy families,

Thanks to your donations during the past year, Pelada FA has been able to start a financial aid program for its members. This fall and winter for the first time we were able to alleviate the financial burden of participation for more than twenty qualifying families in the Academy! With your help, we have already come a long way toward making some of our long term goals a reality:

Goal #1  –  Need-based fee waivers & reductions: our mission is to bring Pelada FA’s positive coaching and developmental programs to as many families as possible, not excluding those in lower income brackets.  As a fee-based organization we are very limited in our ability to provide these services to families who cannot afford the full cost of participation.

Goal #2  –  Coaches & staff: Pelada FA is growing fast, and that means we need more coaches and more administrative staff.  Our goal is to keep program fees as affordable as possible, so we hope to supplement our increasing costs with fundraising.

Goal #3  –  Field Equipment: the quality and safety of the players’ experience is best when the equipment they use is good.  Fundraising will help Pelada FA continue to invest in quality balls, goals, training vests, and field equipment.

Donors will receive an electronic receipt and thank you card for your charitable donation, and we have created a sponsors page on our website to acknowledge the individuals and companies who give.

We have created a link for giving here: Make a Charitable Donation

Feel free to customize the amount of your gift if you don’t see one that’s right for you in the list, and please remember that donating by check is a great way to maximize your gift (since a fee will be deducted from card transactions). Checks can be made out to Pelada FA and mailed to us at:

Pelada Football Academy1430 Willamette St. #337Eugene, OR 97401

If cards are more convenient, no worries! We understand, and have set up itemized gift amounts in the Pelada online market for donations by credit card.  A link to the store is included in the donation form.

Pelada Academy is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and you can claim tax deductions for your donation.  We hope you will consider making a charitable gift to Pelada Academy. Whether you choose to give or not, a big thank you to all for your ongoing support and enthusiasm,


Joey Garah
Director of Pelada Football Academy