Thanks to the generous donations from the community and sponsors, the FAA is able to award scholarships to the Community Youth Sports Leagues and Folsom High School and Vista del Lago High School graduating seniors involved in sports and extracurricular activities.
Click on a link to learn more about each scholarship.
“Never in our Town” Youth Assistance Program – each year, donation are made by the FAA and Race Salazar family to support the “Never in our Town” Youth Assistance Program. This program was established to improve existing sports programs and recreational facilities for the residents of Folsom.
Summer Kempton Memorial Sports Fund – Summer Kempton was an excellent student, earning a number of academic honors and excelled at all sports, but her first love was soccer. Because of her passion for soccer, her family and friends established a scholarship, in Summer’s honor, to provide financial support for kids to ensure no Folsom child, who wants to play soccer, is denied that opportunity due to lack of family resources.
Ken Grossfeld Memorial Scholarship – former Past Folsom American Little League President, Folsom Park Commissioner and Chairman with a passion for the little league program. Ken and his wife Jennifer believed so strongly in the value of athletics that they established a scholarship fund in Ken’s honor.
Lois B. Young Scholarship – Lois Young was an early board member who guided the FAA financially utilizing her professional skill as a public certified accountant. In recognition of her dedicated community service, the FAA provides scholarships to high school graduating athletes.
Maria Totushek Memorial Scholarship – Maria Totushek was an admired Folsom community member with a passion for soccer and a heart for the youth who desired to play it. Although Maria’s passion and generosity cannot be replaced, the FAA wishes to honor her memory with this annual athletic scholarship.
Race Salazar Memorial Scholarship – Race grew up in Folsom, CA playing sports. At the age of 18, he suffered a life-ending heart arrhythmia in his sleep. The Salazar family and friends have made it their mission to help educate parents, teachers, coaches, students, and the community what they learned about Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome (SADS). Race’s life continues to have profound meaning and is honored through the Race Salazar Memorial Scholarship.
Chuck Harrison “PACE” Memorial Scholarship – Chuck worked with numerous civic groups and organizations helping to build facilities and programs that truly enriched the lives of thousands of people. It is in his spirit that the Chuck Harrison “Keeping the PACE” Memorial Scholarship was established.
Folsom Telegraph – Gold Media Country
Folsom Athletic Association awards scholarships to seniors by Matt Long, Sports Editor, May 28, 2020
Folsom Athlete of the Week: Alba Joy honored to earn scholarship from FAA by Matt Long, Sports Editor, June 4, 2020