Charlotte Moran Fund Honors Legacy of Soccer Trailblazer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 18, 2018) – On May 18, 2009, Charlotte Moran lost her two-year long battle with pancreatic cancer. For over 30 years, Charlotte dedicated her life to soccer serving as an advocate, coach, and mentor for clubs and coaches across the country. Charlotte began her career serving clubs and organizations in Pennsylvania before moving into increased leadership roles in US Youth Soccer. Charlotte served as the US Youth Soccer Region I Girls ODP Administrator for 17 years, the US Youth Soccer ODP Girls National Chair for four years, and on the Local Organizing Committee for the 2003 Women’s World Cup.
She has been inducted into the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame, US Youth Soccer Region I Hall of Fame, and was posthumously inducted into the US Youth Soccer Hall of Fame. Soccer coaches across the country honor the memory of Charlotte by supporting the Charlotte Moran Fund housed within the United Soccer Coaches Foundation endowed funds. Ongoing support for the Charlotte Moran Fund allows those that knew her to award annual scholarships to coaches focused on the development and cultivation of women’s soccer. Awardees are able to enhance their coaching education through advanced coaching courses and professional development opportunities.
It is estimated that 55,440 new cases of pancreatic cancer will be diagnosed in 2018 and that 91% of them will succumb to their disease within five years. From May 18-25, United Soccer Coaches Foundation would like to honor Charlotte’s memory by educating coaches on the importance of cancer screenings and ask for financial support for the Charlotte Moran Fund. People from all walks of life are affected by cancer on a daily basis and we know that if this message of awareness can save the life of one coach, player, or family member, then we are living her legacy and emulating her spirit.
Would you like to share a story about Charlotte or another coach that we have lost to cancer? Please reach out to Development Officer, Amanda Mitchell at AMitchell@UnitedSoccerCoaches.org. We would like to share some of these stories so that all coaches and players can share in these memories.
To learn more about recommended screening tests to prevent advanced cancer diagnosis, please visit www.cdc.gov/cancer/dcpc/prevention/screening.htm
To donate in memory of Charlotte or to any of our other endowed funds, please visit UnitedSoccerCoaches.org/GiveNow, call 816-471-1941, or reach out to Amanda directly at AMitchell@UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.