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

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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

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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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ETC Foundation Awards $45K in 2015 Scholarships

ETC Foundation Awards $45K in 2015 Scholarships

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The Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation distributed $45,000 in scholarship awards this year. To date, the nonprofit organization has distributed more than $145,000 in its four years of existence. The ETC Foundation provided the following scholarships in 2015: ETC Foundation Scholars — $16,000 Casey Swezey Jaime DiQuattro Sarah Theurer Natalie Ford-Hodges.......Commonwealth Book Scholarship Alan Sonntag .....................ETC Book Award Kevin Barron .......................ETC Book Award Strath Haven High School Scholarship: $10,500 Sam Capalto Dalton Leach Corey Ziring Marist College Freshman Lacrosse Scholarship: $10,000 COMTO Graduate School Scholarship: $4,000 IbnDevin Uqdah Sokhengly Non Montgomery County Links, Inc.: $1,000 Jazmine Jervis, Spelman College Jack & Jill Montgomery County, PA: $3,500 Brendan Gee
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5th Annual Golf Outing Set for June 27

5th Annual Golf Outing Set for June 27

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Mark your calendar for the fifth annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Golf Outing and Scholarship Awards Dinner! The event is our largest fundraiser of the year. It has helped us raise more than $200,000 to fund scholarships in the Foundation's first four years!!!! We are hoping for an even better 2016 golf outing. Click here to register. Please consider attending and supporting our cause to provide merit awards to graduating high school seniors. [caption id="attachment_847" align="aligncenter" width="568"] The fifth annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation will be held on June 27.[/caption]
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Major League Lacrosse Player to Lead Youth Skills Clinic

Major League Lacrosse Player to Lead Youth Skills Clinic

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Joey Sankey of the Charlotte Hounds Major League Lacrosse team will lead a youth lacrosse clinic during the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation's fourth annual Fall Ball Shootout. The clinic is geared for middle school boys in fifth- through eighth-grades and will serve as an all-around skills clinic. "We are fortunate to have Joey Sankey of the Charlotte Hounds Major League Lacrosse teaching skills," said Erin Coombs, one of the ETC Foundation Fall Ball Shootout organizers. He was the ninth overall pick in the 2015 MLL draft, 2015 MLL rookie of the year and team leader in points during his rookie season. Sankey is ranked first as UNC's all time points leader and is a three-time All American. If you go Cost for the clinic is $5, which includes admission to…
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Join Us for the EC34 5K on May 21!

Join Us for the EC34 5K on May 21!

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Please come out and help us honor Horsham native Edward Taylor Coombs on May 21. Proceeds benefit the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation. For more information or to register, visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/ec34-5k-registration-22458281324. Interested in supporting the ETC Foundation, but unable to attend? We appreciate your donations as well!
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