Ryan Romero Youth Soccer Scholarship Fund

The Ryan Romero Youth Soccer Scholarship Fund was created to honor the life of Ryan Romero. Ryan was born in Port Angeles, WA on October 18, 1981 and passed away on February 18, 2018 at the age of 36.

Ryan was a beautiful and gracious soul who gave endlessly to others. He was incredibly kind and respectful with a mega-watt smile and an infectious laugh. Besides his family, Ryan's love was soccer!

Ryan started playing soccer at the age of 5. The first team he played for was the PAYSC Goal Busters, Coached by Linda Sage. He played with the Goal Busters for several years and then was given the opportunity to play with the DARE tournament team and the inaugural Storm King - Image Soccer Team, coached by Parker Smith and Jeff Pitman. "Ryan was one of prominent members of the Image Soccer Club and his ferocious defensive play was one of the main reasons for this team's success and the high school team's great two-year run," recalls Coach Pitman. "Off the field, he was a gentle and caring individual with a smile that would light up a room. "  

Playing on the Image Team, Ryan attended several soccer camps. Image played matches in several states and traveled to Europe to play in matches in London and Germany. They also played tournaments in Amsterdam and Verona, Italy where they played teams from around the world.

Ryan played on the PAHS Varsity soccer team from 1997-2000. The 2000 PAHS Soccer team placed 2nd in the 4A State Championship and he was awarded the Coaches Award. Ryan then went on to play for the inaugural Peninsula College soccer team from 2001-2002. After graduation, he continued playing soccer in the Port Angeles City League. Ryan played soccer for 18 years and always proudly wore the number 15.

The Ryan Romero Youth Soccer Scholarship Fund can be found on GoFundMe.

 
Additional Information
Please make note of the following:
  • The Ryan Romero scholarship is intended SOLELY for use by U5/U6 participants (birth years 2013 and 2014). Use of the coupon code for older participants will not be accepted.
  • If you intend to coach your child's team, please contact our registrar for a different coupon code that will waive your child's entire registration fee. Children of volunteer coaches always receive free registration, and that will allow us to save the available Ryan Romero scholarships for other participants.
  • We are able to retroactively apply the Ryan Romero scholarship to your registration (for example, if you registered your U5/U6 child before you were aware of this program). Please contact our registrar to initiate the process.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact our registrar at pasoccer@gmail.com
 
The Ryan Romero Youth Soccer Scholarship Fund

Who: The Ryan Romero scholarship is intended for our youngest participants, the U5/U6 group. For Fall 2018 this group includes boys and girls born in 2013 and 2014.

What: The Ryan Romero scholarship will cover $35 of the $55 registration fee for U5/U6 participants. Families will be responsible for the remaining $20. We have 65 Ryan Romero scholarships available for the Fall 2018 season.

When: This scholarship is currently in place for the Fall 2018 season. The Romero family hopes to extend the program for five years, or until the funding is exhausted.

How: Simply enter the coupon code "Romero" during the registration process. Enter the code just once per U5/U6 participant that you are registering. Coupons can be entered after waivers and before payment.

Please consider donating to the Ryan Romero Fund! - - Families may elect to pay the full $55 simply by not entering the coupon. Each time a family pays the full registration fee, $35 will go back into the Ryan Romero Fund to support scholarships for future participants. Thank you for considering this option!