ETC Foundation Speaks Out Against Drunk Driving

ETC Foundation Speaks Out Against Drunk Driving

News
Erin Coombs, on behalf of the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation, spoke in front of 400 Elizabethtown College  Student-Athlete Mentors on the importance of responsible decision making on October 18th. She was invited to speak as a part of the NCAA and TEAM Coalition's Never Drive Drunk campaign. At the end of the seminar, all students in attendance signed the pledge to Never Drive Drunk! The college, which is located in Elizabethtown, Pa., offered laptops to allow audience members to sign the pledge to never drink and drive at bluejaysNDD.org. The Techniques for Effective Alcohol Management (TEAM) Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting responsible drinking and positive fan behavior at the professional and collegiate level of sports, supported both the banner and the pledge. It was through this Coalition that the Student-Athlete…
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ETC Foundation Awards More than $60K in Scholarships!

ETC Foundation Awards More than $60K in Scholarships!

News, Scholarships
Since its inception in the fall of 2011, the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation has prided itself on "supporting the visionary leaders of tomorrow who display exceptional promise today" via scholarship awards. For 2016, the ETC Foundation distributed a record-breaking $60,500 in total awards during the Foundation's scholarship awards dinner, following the 5th annual golf outing on June 27. ETC Foundation Executive Board Member and spokeswoman Erin Coombs attributed the upswing - from $45,000 in scholarships in 2015 - to finding a "rhythm." "We know what works," Erin said. "We have a very solid support base. People know we're not going anywhere." The Foundation is looking at ways it can expand its reach from the local suburban Philadelphia community where its roots were first planted. Recently, the nonprofit organization began awarding scholarships…
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Demand Increases for 5th Annual Golf Outing

Demand Increases for 5th Annual Golf Outing

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The 5th annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Golf Outing reached its capacity for golfers - and scholarship award dinner attendees - and organizers had to turn away last-minute requests to participate. [caption id="attachment_887" align="alignright" width="350"] The ETC Foundation golf outing reached capacity for golfers and scholarship awards dinner guests.[/caption] In all, 100 golfers took to the greens at Commonwealth National Golf Club in Horsham, Pennsylvania on June 27. "This is our biggest fundraiser," ETC Foundation Executive Board member Eric Coombs said as golfers sat in golf carts waiting to begin play. "From my family to all of you, we just want to say 'thank you.' " In the evening, more than 200 joined the ETC Foundation at the Scholarship Awards Dinner where the Foundation awarded a record-breaking $60,500 in total…
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EC34 Run, Walk Raises Over $6,000

EC34 Run, Walk Raises Over $6,000

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More than 250 runners and walkers joined us for the EC34 5K on May 21, helping the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation raise well over $6,000. We are grateful for the community support, which enables the ETC Foundation to continue our important mission of providing scholarships to graduating high school seniors. To date, we have distributed more than $200,000 in scholarships and plan to awarding even more in the future. [gallery columns="2" size="medium" ids="872,873,869,868,871,870,876"]
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ETC Foundation Discusses Responsible Teen Decision Making

ETC Foundation Discusses Responsible Teen Decision Making

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Since its founding in the fall of 2011, a major goal of the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation has been to work with local high schools to teach youth the importance of making responsible decisions. [caption id="attachment_857" align="alignright" width="400"] Erin Coombs speaks to high school students about the importance of making responsible decisions.[/caption] We offer informative seminars, forums, videos and other educational programs. Most importantly, our frank discussions, led by Edward’s sister, Erin, offer a relatable look at the consequences of drinking and driving, the pitfalls of over-using social media and the importance of establishing healthy peer relationships. A recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, Erin is a relatable spokeswoman for today’s youth. She discusses how something as seemingly simple as sending a text message while driving can change a…
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Marist College to Host 5th Annual Lacrosse Tournament

Marist College to Host 5th Annual Lacrosse Tournament

Events
Marist College will be hosting the 5th Annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Fall Lacrosse Tournament on Oct. 16. Admission is $5 and all proceeds benefit the ETC Foundation. The event was established by the ETC Foundation and Edward's father, Eric Coombs.  Over the last four years, the Fall Ball Tournament was held at Hatboro-Horsham High School, Edward's alma mater, which is located in Horsham, Pennsylvania. Hundreds of Division I, Division II and Division III male and female lacrosse athletes from more than a dozen colleges took to the fields for previous Fall Ball Shootouts. This year will be the first time that the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Fall Lacrosse Tournament will be hosted at Marist College, where Edward attended college. The event will again feature a men's and women's bracket…
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Marist Lacrosse Player Reflects on Fall Ball Shootout

Marist Lacrosse Player Reflects on Fall Ball Shootout

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POUGHKEEPSIE, New York – Upper classmen from the Marist men’s lacrosse team posted entries to a team blog to give fans an inside look into the fall 2015 season. We wanted to share this post as it relates to the team's participation in the Fourth Annual Edward Taylor Coombs Fall Ball Shootout, which was held in October 2015.  ​Entry 2 (11/2/15): #21 Tyler Vallie; Senior; Midfielder, Orange, Connecticut The fall can seem like a long season for many of the guys on the team. With our intense workouts in the gym and hard work down on North Field, the wear and tear on our bodies was beginning to grow. For a month and a half we practiced and scrimmaged against our own teammates and tensions were running high. However, we…
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4th Annual Fall Ball Shootout a Success

4th Annual Fall Ball Shootout a Success

Events
Hundreds of Division I, Division II and Division III male and female lacrosse athletes from more than a dozen colleges took to the fields at Hatboro-Horsham High School's Stadium on Oct. 10, 2015 for the fourth annual Fall Ball Shootout. Weather was perfect for the all-day competition, which also featured a youth skills building clinic. Spectators came out, standing along the sidelines and sitting in the bleachers, to cheer on their favorite teams. About 100 Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation volunteers helped to make this year's event a success in a variety of ways, from directing traffic into the parking lots, manning tables where T-shirts, programs and other items were available, to serving as goalie during the games and more. The fundraising event benefits the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center at Boston…
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Family, Friends Come ‘Home’ for Edward Coombs’ Wall of Fame Honor

Family, Friends Come ‘Home’ for Edward Coombs’ Wall of Fame Honor

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Edward Taylor Coombs always called Horsham “home.” The 2010 Hatboro-Horsham High School graduate and standout athlete will forever be immortalized at home as a 2015 Athletic Wall of Fame honoree. [caption id="attachment_728" align="alignright" width="250"] Edward Coombs was inducted into Hatboro-Horsham High School's Athletic Wall of Fame.[/caption] Edward, who, in addition to his strong academic achievements, was also a top-notch lacrosse and football player. “He is and has been the gift that keeps on giving,” his father, Eric, said as dozens of family and friends gathered in the Coombs’ home following the Sept. 18, 2015 ceremony. “It was very humbling. It was almost serene.” Wall of Fame inductees are decided by ballot. Edward was selected unanimously on the first consideration, which undoubtedly made his proud family even more so. Mr. Coombs,…
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