We need your support to ensure our future viability. Please donate!
The Steamboat Soccer Club (SSC) has been a pillar of our community since 1984. We currently serve over 750 players ranging from U5 to U19 annually, and recently we have started soccer programing in the Craig and South Routt communities. Since SSC’s inception 36 years ago, our mission remains the same – to instill a lifelong passion for the game of soccer through player focused programs in safe, fun and inclusive environments. We strive to develop players that embody athleticism, sportsmanship, and teamwork, while mentoring each person to reach their full potential in soccer and life.
The Steamboat Mountain Soccer Tournament (SMST) held in July is the major sustaining revenue generator that keeps us going year after year while also subsidizing program costs for our members. After multiple weeks of discussion, proposals, plans and speculation, the SSC staff and board decided to cancel the 36th Annual SMST. This decision was tough to make knowing the effect it will have on the morale and well-being of our members, as well as the financial stability of our club, our club sponsors and partners, and the overall business community of Steamboat Springs. Our tournament is the busiest weekend of the summer bringing over 10,000 visitors spending $3.9 million in town. Because of the impact on so many in our community, it was not a decision made lightly. However, we feel this is the socially responsible decision to make in the unprecedented COVID-19 situation. The direct result is that our club will miss out on earning $100,000 in net profit to our overall budget.
Over the years the SSC board and staff have acted fiscally responsibly, all while providing programs at some of the lowest costs when compared to other clubs around Colorado. Every player in our club benefits from reduced fees. We have purchased an indoor turf to meet the training demands of our winter programing and spring season, and maintained a modest reserve for emergencies and scholarships. No one would have predicted a situation like we all are experiencing.
We need your support to help secure our future viability. Considering how the SSC has impacted you or your family, and our community, please consider making a donation. We have two sponsors who are willing to contribute up to $10,000 in matching funds. Please share this page with your family, friends and others who love soccer and understand the value of its foundation in youth sports.
SSC is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and we rely on player registration fees and profits from our tournament to support our club and all our programs. With the need to cancel the spring season and process refunds, and the cancelation of our tournament we are in dire need of your support. All contributions are tax deductible and would qualify for the $300 “above the line” charitable deduction included in the CARES Act. In addition, one of our sponsors purchased Under Armour shirts from The Core in Steamboat to support a local business. The first 30 donors making a $100 or greater donation will receive one of the shirts!
Thank you for your understanding, consideration and ongoing support.
The Steamboat Soccer Club Staff and Board of Directors