3STEP Sports Donates $100k to USA Field Hockey Foundation for 100th Anniversary
by USA Field Hockey
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - USA Field Hockey is proud to announce that Massachusetts-based 3STEP Sports, the nation’s largest and most impactful youth sports club and event operator in the nation, has donated $100,000 to commemorate USA Field Hockey’s 100th anniversary.
"Dave Geaslen and 3STEP Sports stepped up in a big way,” said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey’s Executive Director. “We cannot say thank you enough, as we know this remarkable gift will go a long way in our development as an organization and to grow the sport in the United States.”
The USA Field Hockey Foundation’s “100 for 100” fundraising campaign goal was to raise $100,000 to further grow and develop the organization. Many members, families and friends of the organization got the campaign off the ground with donations, and that was matched by an anonymous donor, who gave $50,000. 3STEP’s generous contribution helped the Foundation double its goal.
“On behalf of the USA Field Hockey Foundation, and our Trustees, a heartfelt thank you to 3STEP Sports for their extraordinary gift,” said Pam Stuper, USA Field Hockey Foundation’s Executive Director. “Their incredibly generous donation will be hugely impactful to our coach, umpire and youth development initiatives in the coming years.”
3STEP Sports is the leader in grassroots field hockey, running the College Connection, Shooting Star tournaments and Elite Field Hockey Camps throughout the year.
“3STEP Sports is thrilled to have this opportunity to support the USA Field Hockey Foundation and its overarching goals for the sport,” said Ainslee Lamb, 3STEP Field Hockey Vice President. “We are aligned with our commitment to promote and support coach development, umpire development and youth opportunities. As an event and club management provider, our forum allows us to impact these areas independently. Combined with the financial contribution to USA Field Hockey, we know it can and will make a difference to support the long-term sustainability of field hockey.”
Pam Hixon, 3STEP Field Hockey President, added, “As a member of the 3STEP family and a current Foundation Board member, former Chair of the Board of Directors and Olympic/World Cup Coach, I am energized by the vision of 3STEP’s contribution fostering more youth opportunities, along-side umpire and coach development.”
The 3STEP reach spans 43 states and serves more than 3.2 million athletes across nine sports through industry-leading events, nationally spanning club programs, premier media content and more. 3STEP was founded by David Geaslen, who sought to create better experiences and more opportunities for athletes and their families. The mission of 3STEP is to be the standard of the youth sports experience and create consistency in the industry. 3STEP also partners with the non-profit charity Mission Win, which aims to transform the lives of children through sports participation, leadership training and professional development.