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

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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

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  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

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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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ETC Foundation Speaks Out Against Drunk Driving

ETC Foundation Speaks Out Against Drunk Driving

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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!

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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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