SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame

SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame launches sixth annual “Coats for Chester” drive

As part of its mission to “Build the Future,” the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame is continuing its successful “Coats for Chester Program” for the sixth straight year. The city of Chester, PA is the site of a lot of excitement in the Philadelphia area by playing host to the region’s Major League Soccer team, Philadelphia Union. However, at the same time, Chester holds the distinction of being the poorest city in Pennsylvania.

The SEPA Hall of Fame is committed to do its part to mobilize the soccer community in helping the needy people of Chester. In the first five years of our collection program, we have collected and distributed 6,975 coats.

How the program works

For two months this fall, from October 1, 2015 to November 30, 2015 we will be collecting donated winter coats from throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania, and distributing them to needy families in Chester. Members of the SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame, along with volunteers from various soccer organizations, will be handling the collecting and distributing of the coats.

How you can participate

Just gather any winter coats (infant, child or adult) that you will no longer be using. Then take those coats to one of the drop-off sites listed below and we will do the rest. You can also drop off coats at a Philadelphia Union game in October (date listed below).

If you would like to be a collection site, contact us by email:

Coats for Chester drop-off locations

Tri-State Soccer Supplies/N.E. Philadelphia
3354 Grant Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114

Father Judge High School, Student Services Office
3301 Solly Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19136

Starfinder Foundation
4015 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19127

Watertower Recreation Center
209 E. Hartwell Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118

Holy Family University Mens’ Soccer Team
9810 Frankford Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19114

Philadelphia Academy Charter High School
1700 Tomlinson Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19116

Eastern Pennsylvania Youth Soccer
4070 Butler Pike, Suite 100, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Villa Capri Ristorante
51 W. Court Street, Doylestown, PA 18901

Dominic’s & the Side Door Pub
3337 County Line Rd., Chalfont, PA 8914

YSC Sports
224 County Line Road, Wayne, PA 19087

Glenmore Eagle Youth Association
Upper Uwchlan Township Fellowship Fields

Drop-off Day at PPL Park

Sunday, October 25th, 5:00 Kickoff, look for the Hall of Fame tent on Toyota Plaza

The following organizations are participating with special event collections:
Council Rock United Soccer Associations
Sons of Ben (Philadelphia Union Supporters Group)
Catholic Social Services, St. Bernard School, Northeast Philadelphia
St. Thomas Aquinas Church Seton Seniors Club, Croydon, PA

Lastly, please help spread the word to family and friends, so that our coat drive will be a success and make life a little bit better for some families in Chester.

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