Sponsor of the Month: The Janessa Fleming Memorial FundJanessa Fleming Memorial Fund was founded in her memory to honor her compassionate spirit. Born profoundly deaf, Janessa worked hard and overcame many of the obstacles she encountered in her 25 years. She had a sincere desire to help anyone in need and expressed a deep love for animals. The Janessa Fleming Memorial Fund helps to continue her life’s work of love and compassion and keeps Janessa’s memory alive by helping others. The fund offers scholarships to deaf students, as well as to any person majoring in deaf education or veterinary medicine. The fund also awards grants to charities and organizations that follow the core values of Janessa’s life. It supports ICFC because the club “brings the community together in a fun and competitive manner, while promoting unity and friendship,” according to Dustin Fleming, Janessa’s brother and Vice President and Golf Tournament Chairman of the Memorial Fund. He continued, “Sports were a big part of Janessa’s life, and I guarantee she would be playing with us.” This year’s charity golf tournament is Saturday, June 22nd. “Our golf tournament is our biggest fundraiser,” says Dustin. “I hope to see you all out there. It’s a great time for a great cause.” For more information, see www.Janessa.info.
Member of the Month: Matt McKelvyMatt McKelvy has long been active in ICFC programming, the over-40 team, and youth coaching in the area. He has been coaching—for PA West travel teams, Indiana Boosters, and junior high players—since 1995. Matt says, “I love teaching kids a little bit more of the game of soccer especially because I know if they like it they can play it till they are old!” He notes that many players he has coached or currently coaches play in ICFC leagues. Matt enjoys ICFC programming because “it is inclusive. A wide range of ages, skill levels, and coed players are all welcome. This accommodates so many and in my case allows soccer to be a family event! It also gives me the freedom to recommend the club programs to many and know that they will be welcome! It’s consistency keeps me coming back... good soccer, good people, and I just show up to enjoy it.” Matt also continues to play on Indiana’s o-40 team. He jokes that “the seasons have been a thorough enjoyment, and the Sunday night through Wednesday recovery pain is worth the opportunity to play serious competitive game of soccer again.”
Winter Futsal League TableWith one week of round-robin play left in the Premier Cup, Gunners need a win and some help from Sporting McKelvy to break in to the playoff rounds. With two weeks left in the Community Cup, the trophy is up for grabs, with only Neverton officially eliminated. The league is off until Sunday, March 17.
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