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Matthew Arensdorf Attends REACH Youth Scholarship Awards Breakfast

Chairman Ronnie Lott invited Matthew Arensdorf to attend San Jose Sports Authority’s REACH Youth Scholarship Awards Breakfast at the San Jose Marriott on May 1st. The REACH (Recognizing Excellence, Adversity, Courage and Hard-work) program gives us an opportunity to honor student-athletes who have overcome adversity to excel both academically and athletically. Over 90 high school seniors have received REACH scholarships in the past 18 years.

Each candidate must maintain a 2.5 GPA, play in a high school sport, demonstrate community involvement, show the ability to overcome adversity to reach their goals, and write a 1-3 page essay based on their experiences. There were over 20 high school senior candidates in attendance from many different Santa Clara Valley high schools. While Matthew was not awarded a scholarship at this awards breakfast, he felt honored to be recognized as one of Santa Clara Valley’s top student Matthew met former San Francisco 49er cornerback /  Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Ronnie Lott, and Womens Soccer World Cup & Olympic champion, Brandi Chastain.

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2 Days 22 Hours Until Silicon Valley Gives – 24 Hour Giving Campaign

Steamrollers SVGives 2015 Silicon Valley Gives 2015 Post Card-print version

Save the Date for Silicon Valley Gives which is only 2 days and 22 hours away.

What is Silicon Valley Gives?

On Tuesday, May 5, 2015, Silicon Valley Gives will raise money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to the charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. One of the pillars of SVCF’s mission is to strengthen the common good locally.

This 24-hour online fundraising effort hosted by SVCF with the help of sponsors, will offer thousands of nonprofits the chance to raise millions of dollars.

The San Jose Steamrollers , are one of 850 local non profits participating in this 24 hour campaign of giving on Tuesday, May 5th.

Please help us out on May 5th by logging into our donation page and making a donation. There are many private foundations that have pledged matching gifts and hourly prize money for most donors in the hour, so all gifts large and small will make a difference. Please help us defray the travel and equipment expenses for those players that are on limited incomes and can’t afford the cost of travel to our National Tournament in Fort Wayne, Indiana, or to purchase the specialized equipment needed to compete in our sport.

You don’t have to be a Silicon Valley resident to donate. Donations gladly accepted from all over the country and all over the world.

New Home Gym Proves to be Good Luck for the Steamrollers

Last weekend the Steamrollers played tournament games for the first time in their new home gym at the Bascom Community Center. The new venue was good luck as the Steamrollers took both matches last Sunday.

San Jose Steamrollers 3 vs. Hollister Free Wheelers 2
– Game winning goal coming in the final minute on a corner kick from Ryan Connolly to Matthew Arensdorf
– Other Steamrollers scores came from and Own Goal in the 4th minute and a corner kick from Ryan Connolly to Omar Solorio in the 36th minute

San Jose Steamrollers 4 vs. BORP (Berkeley) Crushers 1
– Steamrollers scores game from:
– An Own Goal in the 2nd minute
– A corner kick from Matthew Arensdorf to Kenny Tran in the 8th minute
– Two unassisted goals from Ryan Connolly in minute 29 and minute 39

Congratulations to all the Steamrollers, Chris Faria, Sid Karnala, Jairo Solorio, Omar Solorio, Kenny Tran, Matthew Arensdorf, and Ryan Connolly for demonstrating great team play.

Our next games will be played in Berkeley on Sunday, May 31st.