The Jim Hanley Soccer Marathon was created in memory of Jim Hanley. For those who didn’t know Jim, a little background:
Jim coached for several years for EYSL, his passion for the beautiful game and his commitment to the kids and community of Easton was unparalleled. Jim always emphasized to his players and all those around him the importance of fair play and sportsmanship. Jim was involved on many levels with Easton Soccer; he was instrumental in shaping the league to be more inclusive for all soccer players of all ages and levels.
A continuous soccer marathon for the purpose of raising money to aid Easton Soccer and its programs was Jim’s dream. Unfortunately due to Jim's very untimely passing he was unable to realize his dream. The Easton Soccer community along with Jim's family and friends came together to honor his dream and to keep his memory alive by organizing an annual soccer marathon with the proceeds/donations going towards the Easton Soccer Scholarship Fund and to differ the costs of the many great Easton Soccer Programs.
Over the past three years the Jim Hanley Soccer Marathon has been a tremendous success, participation grows every year, along with sponsor donations. The sense of community and most importantly, FUN, that everyone participating experiences on that day from ages six to sixty is exactly what Jim Hanley had envisioned! This year we are including a Monster Tournament for kindergarten through 4th grade, and a Costume Clinic and Parade for pre-k.
Whether on the pitch playing or on the sideline cheering, we at Easton Soccer look forward to seeing you next Fall at the 2016 5th annual Jim Hanley Soccer Marathon on Saturday, October 29th.