MAKE A DIFFERENCE
What do your contributions support?
Financial Aid - provide opportunities for low income families
Coach Development Academy - unique learning and leadership training opportunities for youth players
Coach Education - increase funding for course and licensing fees that keep our staff learning and improving
Equipment - increase funding for balls, goals, and other necessities
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT: OAKMONT FAMILY DENTAL
Almost the entire staff at Oakmont Family Dental played soccer in their youth, or have children playing currently. They believe strongly in the value of team sports, especially soccer, which provides a peer environment of competition while playing a game that requires creativity and vigorous exercise. Oakmont Family Dental strongly believes in the value that soccer brings to our children and community as well as the positive environment of learning and growth that occurs with Pelada.
"At Oakmont Family Dental, as a locally owned business, we support the activities in our community that contribute to health. We realize that all of us play an important role in the lives of our neighbors, friends, and families. Our entire team takes great care to develop relationships with each patient. Our success is related to one thing…living our mission of over delivering to each patient, every time. Come see why our patients love us so much by visiting us at Oakmont Family Dental!”
TENSEGRITY PHYSICAL THERAPY
Tensegrity Physical Therapy is an outpatient practice local to Eugene, Oregon. They strive to meet patient goals for recovery and health utilizing principles of tensegrity to treat the body as a responsive system of interacting forces. Their educated team of physical therapists, exercise specialists, and data technicians, which includes Pelada Coaching staff alum Sean and Armando, combine perspectives to create personalized patient game plans.
From post operation rehabilitation to athletic performance training, Tensegrity Physical Therapy’s 15,000 sqft facility is equipped to handle it all. Many Pelada coaches, players, and family members have relied on them over the years and can testify to the quality of treatment!
In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic and social distancing etiquettes currently in place, Tensegrity Physical Therapy is also offering no-contact Telehealth Physical Therapy services. Click here to learn more.
OVERHEAD DOOR OF EUGENE-SPRINGFIELD
Overhead Door of Eugene-Springfield offers residential garage doors and garage door openers that are among the most dependable and long lasting in the industry. The reliability of your garage door will help you stay on schedule for getting the kids to soccer practice, while providing both a welcoming and secure exterior for your home.
The Overhead Door Company’s dedication and generosity to the Pelada community is a reflection of their commitment to customers, "to make us a part of your daily life and rely on us for safety, security and dependable operation. In return, we’ll open the door for you — a door to attractive design options and enhanced safety features that complete your home. So go ahead. Indulge your sense of design with a garage door that sets your home apart with style, appearance, safety and comfort.”
STATE FARM, MARGARET HOPKINS
An important and long-time member of the Pelada family, State Farm Agent Margaret Hopkins recognizes the importance of supporting youth development in our community. With years of youth coaching experience, Margaret’s contribution represents her first-hand experience of the benefits that team sports have to offer for children.
State Farm’s mission is to “help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.”
Margaret specializes in both Residential and Commercial insurance policies that cover Auto, Home, Life, Health and much more..
Triple Oaks Realty is Lane County’s premier real estate brokerage, realizing first hand the importance of an honest and hard working real estate broker who is focused on uncompromising service and professional guidance. This is the same hardwork and integrity that we all value and share in our Pelada community.
Clients have touted Triple Oaks Realty as “incredible to work with,” helping to guide homeowners through the process of selling their original property. Their philosophy of taking the time to get to know the customer helps The Pros at Triple Oaks locate the right property based on personal tastes while also anticipating their clients' future needs.
TEAM TILSON FILMS
Team Tilson Films is a Eugene based independent film company founded in 2017 by Ian Tilson. The Tilson’s are dedicated and generous parents in our Pelada community who demonstrate their commitment not only to Pelada families through their contribution, but to youth in the larger community by donating time and creativity to produce videos for school tours and graduations in the 4J school District.
Team Tilson Films debuted in 2018 with their award winning sci-fi short film Pendulum. Featured in film festivals all over the world, the story is based on a character who learns that he is immortal and must decide between using his power to his advantage or using it to help others. Team Tilson Films will soon be releasing Forfeit, a short drama dealing with the issue of racial prejudice. For more information about Team Tilson Films, please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EVERGREEN ENGINEERING, INC.
The mission of Evergreen Engineering Inc. is “to provide customized support to move our clients’ vision to reality by delivering practical engineering solutions, displaying project leadership, and contributing technical expertise.” This focus on problem solving, leadership and technical expertise are qualities that are shared by our Pelada community. Evergreen specializes in Mechanical, Civil/Structural, Chemical, Environmental and Electrical engineering. Their services encompass all project phases from planning through construction, including scheduling, feasibility studies, preliminary engineering, capital estimates, detail engineering, process design, environmental permitting, purchasing, commissioning and start-up assistance, and project management.
Evergreen has always striven to anticipate new technologies and industrial trends, and to be prepared with the tools and expertise to meet these challenges. Evergreen has even initiated its own research of alternative emission control technologies to be prepared to offer industrial clients the very best technical solutions.
IMAGINATION INTERNATIONAL, INC
Imagination International Incorporated has been At Work in the Community for years, turning business into a creative way of giving back. In addition to their support of Pelada Football Academy, the people at Imagination International have partnered with Food For Lane County, supporting their Children's Weekend Snack Pack program, and with Hosea Youth Services Work Program, providing work opportunities and experience for homeless youths. III's own Imagination Mural Project brings kids together to paint murals on buildings around the city under the supervision of muralist Bayne Gardner, who specializes in making art with children. Another of their projects, The Imagination Art Bus, is essentially an art classroom on wheels that tours Lane County and beyond to bring art to underserved kids in the region.
The philosophy and the mission are clear: "We believe that when a handful of dedicated people commit to making their community a healthier, more vibrant place, we all benefit." Learn more about Imagination International Incorporated.
With a strong sense of responsibility to be a leader on solid waste issues, Sanipac strives to provide recycling and solid waste services that meet the needs of the citizens in our community as well as public policies set by the City and the State. Toward that end, their Mission Statement drives the company: Making our community a better place to live...Every day!
In addition to their recycling and waste disposal services, Sanipac is actively involved in a number of community campaigns that help reduce waste by promoting recycling, reuse, and responsible consumer choices. Check out the Don't Forget the Bag, Make Every Thread Count, and Wasted Food, Wasted Money campaigns on their Community Involvement webpage for more information.
THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING PELADA ACADEMY!
THANK YOU! YOUR GIFT HAS MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR FAMILIES IN NEED TO CONTINUE PLAYING WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND FAVORITE COACHES DURING THE CHALLENGES OF THE COVID PANDEMIC.
THANK YOU! YOUR GIFT THIS YEAR PROVIDED FOUR FAMILIES WITH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO PLAY WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND FAVORITE COACHES.
THANK YOU! YOUR GIFTS THIS YEAR PROVIDED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO SEVERAL FAMILIES IN NEED AND MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO PLAY WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND FAVORITE COACHES.
THANK YOU! YOUR GIFT THIS YEAR HELPED WITH USSF CERTIFICATION COSTS FOR COACH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY GRADUATES.
THANK YOU! YOUR GIFT THIS YEAR HELPED WITH USSF CERTIFICATION COSTS FOR COACH DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY GRADUATES.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY TOWARD OUR COACHES THIS WINTER AND FOR TAKING CARE OF YOUR COMMUNITY!
OPEN LETTER TO SUPPORTERS
From Academy Director, Joey Garah
Dear Pelada Academy families and community members,
We have come a long way from the three teams and 45 players that first played under the name of Pelada Football Academy in fall of 2012. Thanks to your support over the years, our numbers have grown to over 400 players in 2019, and we now have the opportunity to serve boys and girls from age four through the end of high school. We have seen several of those first 45 players graduate from our Coach Development Academy and become staff coaches. Thanks to your ongoing support, we have been able to help dozens of families who are experiencing financial hardship take part in our programs at a reduced cost. We have seen tremendous learning and growth from our players and coaches, and countless reasons to continue to support the philosophy that gave us our start back in 2012: that all young players deserve to be given the opportunity to participate, a nurturing environment in which to play, and positive adult role models to guide them.
Pelada Academy is a small non-profit, operating on small margins. Those margins are perpetually reinvested in the children through our programs (in the form of financial aid, equipment, curriculum and program development, and enrichment opportunities), as well as in the coaches who make our programs possible (in the form of ongoing education and wage standards representative of the vital role that they play in the development of both soccer and life skills). Keeping this experience affordable and accessible to all families is a challenge that we embrace with the support of local sponsors who are committed to investment in the community and by generous families who go above and beyond what is asked of them to promote our mission.
Every contribution, small or large, ultimately translates to an opportunity for a young person. We know that not everyone is in a position to donate, but here are a few ways that anyone can support the Pelada mission:
Employer matched charitable contributions - multiply the impact of your gift
Talk to your company about supporting Pelada's mission through corporate sponsorship
Donate time to a fundraising effort - we need volunteers for our NWAC Tournament concessions fundraiser and other club events
Share our story with friends and family members who regularly contribute to charities
Invite friends to come out to our summer camps - camp and clinic registrations help us fund financial aid and enrichment activities
Keep spreading the word about our programs!
Director of Pelada Football Academy