Fall Lacrosse Tournament and Youth Clinic to Benefit ETC Foundation

Fall Lacrosse Tournament and Youth Clinic to Benefit ETC Foundation

Events, News
[caption id="attachment_1053" align="alignright" width="300"] Marist College will host the annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Fall Lacrosse Tournament and Youth Clinic on Oct. 15, 2017.[/caption] For the second year in a row, Edward Taylor Coombs' alma mater, Marist College, will be hosting a Fall Lacrosse Tournament and Youth Clinic. Held on Oct. 15, the tournament benefits our Foundation and will help us in our ongoing mission of providing scholarships to standout scholars and athletes. The sixth annual fundraising event will feature competition among Division I, Division II and Division III male and female lacrosse athletes. Youth can brush up on their playing skills by participating in the youth clinic. Led by Marist College coaches and players, the clinic is geared for students in kindergarten through eighth-grade. For only $20, participants will…
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Lacrosse Player Starts Team, Nonprofit to Honor Edward Coombs

Lacrosse Player Starts Team, Nonprofit to Honor Edward Coombs

News
Dr. Billy Atkins spent 20 years of his life playing lacrosse. In 2016, he picked up his lacrosse stick again. But, this time his role is more of a coach than a player as he works to mold 17 rising fourth- and fifth-graders from Wilmington, Delaware into better lacrosse athletes. “There are very few black lacrosse players at a young age,” he told a group gathered for the scholarship award dinner during the sixth annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation golf outing. Atkins and his group of young athletes are looking to change that. He began working with the players in 2016 and was recently granted 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Dubbed ETC 34s, the team pays tribute and honor to Edward Coombs, who once wore the No. 34 Marist College men’s lacrosse…
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ETC Foundation Awards $60K in 2017 Scholarships

ETC Foundation Awards $60K in 2017 Scholarships

News, Scholarships
During the scholarship award dinner for the sixth annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Golf Outing, the Foundation distributed $60,000 in scholarships to 25 students, bringing the total amount of scholarships awarded the last six years to a whopping $360,000. Scholarship recipients are: Hatboro-Horsham High School [caption id="attachment_1035" align="alignleft" width="300"] Hatboro-Horsham 2017 scholarship award winners are (from left) Brian Acquaviva, Michael Willison, Brynn Griffith and Megan O'Keefe. (Photo by Paul Coker Photography)[/caption] Brynn Griffith: $5,000 HH Scholarship Michael Willison: $3,500 Scholarship Megan O’Keefe: $2,500 Commonwealth Scholarship Brian Acquaviva: $2,500 Scholarship Kaitlyn Wallace: $1,000 Book Award Daniella Slowak: $1,000 Book Award Archbishop Wood High School Johnny Mallozzi: $3,000 Edward Taylor Coombs Legacy Scholarship Strath Haven High School Emma Cormican: $4,000 Scholarship Mary Kent: $4,000 Scholarship Joe Shiba: $4,000 Scholarship Claire Van Duyne:…
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Sponsors Continue Generous Support of ETC Foundation

Sponsors Continue Generous Support of ETC Foundation

News
[caption id="attachment_1025" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Forrestine Coombs (left) with Tournament Sponsor Irene Waitzman of Cruise Planners, LLC during the sixth annual ETC Foundation Golf Outing. (Photo by Theresa Katalinas)[/caption]   In an era when many nonprofit organizations struggle to find donors and sponsors to support their efforts, the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation continues to strengthen bonds and grow its scholarship fundraising efforts. The not-so-secret ingredient in the Foundation’s successful fundraising? Personal connections. Between the love and admiration that family, friends and strangers alike hold near and dear to Edward; to the fondness that many feel for his family and the Foundation, many contributors eagerly step up to help further the ETC Foundation’s mission to provide scholarships to graduating seniors. Irene Waitzman of Cruise Planners, LLC has served as the Tournament Sponsor…
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Golfers Keep Edward Coombs’ Legacy Alive

Golfers Keep Edward Coombs’ Legacy Alive

News
[caption id="attachment_1017" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Marist College graduates Kevin Dondero, Gannon Osborn, Conor Lynch and Dave Scarcello were one of 32 foursomes that played in the sixth annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Golf Outing in July 2017.[/caption] Dave Scarcello was a rising freshman at Marist College when he met Edward Coombs. The memory, while only brief, will last a lifetime. Dave, who at the time was a high school senior, was being recruited to play on Marist’s lacrosse team. He noticed even then that the college’s seniors were “drawn” to Edward, who, at the time was a freshman. “Everybody was drawn to him,” fellow Marist College alum Conor Lynch added of his friend, Edward. “He was the most charismatic and kind-hearted person,” Kevin Dondero, another Marist alum chimed in. Gannon Osborn…
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Annual EC34 5K Set for May 20

Annual EC34 5K Set for May 20

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Mark your calendar for the annual EC34 5K run and walk, which is set for Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Hatboro-Horsham High School. Onsite registration begins at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a stretching clinic at 8:30 a.m. The race will begin promptly at 9 a.m. Early registration continues through April 30 and costs $20 per person. Cost to register from May 1 through race day is $25 per person. To learn more, or to purchase tickets, click here. Proceeds benefit the Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation, a nonprofit organization which provides scholarships for deserving scholars and standout athletes. Please consider making a donation if you are unable to join us on May 20. Thank you for your support!
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ETC Foundation Grants Over $300K in Scholarships

ETC Foundation Grants Over $300K in Scholarships

News
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. In all, the Foundation has contributed more than $300,000 in scholarships and community service awards to dozens of deserving scholars over the last five and a half years. With the 2017 scholarship season fast approaching, the Foundation has aspirations of meeting - or exceeding - the record-breaking $60,000 plus in total awards given during 2016. The Foundation continues to look at ways it can expand its reach from the local suburban Philadelphia community where its roots were first planted. The ETC Foundation has contributed $5,000 each year to the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center at Boston University. In 2016, the United Negro College…
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Silent Auction Prize = Touchdown

Silent Auction Prize = Touchdown

News
  The Prosser family enjoyed a four-pack of tickets to the Eagles-Cowboys match-up on Jan. 1, 2017 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The family won the tickets during a silent auction at the 5th annual Edward Taylor Coombs Golf Outing and Scholarship Awards Dinner in June 2016.
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Marist College Hosts 5th Annual Lacrosse Tournament

Marist College Hosts 5th Annual Lacrosse Tournament

News
Marist College hosted the 5th Annual Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation Fall Lacrosse Tournament on Oct. 16. The event was established by the ETC Foundation and Edward’s father, Eric Coombs.  Over the previous four years, the Fall Ball Tournament was held at Hatboro-Horsham High School, Edward’s alma mater, which is located in Horsham, Pennsylvania. For 2016, his college alma mater played host for the fall ball competition. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8I-sVyossM[/embed] The annual fundraising competition remains one of the largest fall tournaments in the country and has helped build Eddie’s outstanding legacy across the country. Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy Center at Boston University. Funds have also been distributed through scholarships to more than 60 college-bound students from Edward’s hometown  and the Philadelphia region. The Edward Taylor Coombs Foundation also supports the…
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