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Peter LaCasse Memorial Scholarship Fund

Peter LaCasse goes for the ball with the support of his teammate, Shane Huff, in the background.

Paying Forward Peter's Passion for Soccer

At MCSA, we believe that every local child should have access to a high-quality soccer-playing experience, regardless of the ability of the family to pay. To support this goal, we’re happy to announce the creation of the Peter LaCasse Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The fund is named after Ukiah native, Peter LaCasse who passed away unexpectantly two days after his 17th birthday. Peter was a childhood friend of MCSA co-founder and president, Shane Huff.  The boys grew up playing soccer together in Mendocino County and became the best of friends. In fact, the two planned on playing the beautiful game together internationally in Bolivia. However, due to Peter's sudden passing their dream was never realized. 

Through this fund, Peter's memory will live on by creating opportunities for local children to play and enjoy the wonderful game of soccer with MCSA. As a non-profit 501(c)3, we support well over 500 kids and have a responsibility to efficiently run our organization including paying staff, league registration fees, purchasing new equipment, and the many expenses that come with running a high-quality program. Scholarship funds allow us to take care of some of these expenses while creating opportunities for kids that otherwise may not be able to get involved.

Players in our youngest age groups and introductory programs, Grassroots Academy and Youth Academy Soccer League are eligible for a scholarship. Adventist Health generously provides significant funding for our scholarship program for our Select Teams. Between these two funds, we're now able to impact kids across all of our major programs.

Local individuals and organizations contribute to the fund each year. MCSA is a non-profit 501(c)3. Please consult with your tax advisor as your donation may be tax-deductible. 

Please consider making a donation, large or small, by clicking the button below. Email MCSA Admin Director, Ian Fitzpatrick with questions.