April 18, 2012
K-State-Ed Chartrand Soccer Tournament set for action this weekend
The 33rd annual K-State-Ed Chartrand Soccer Tournament, slated for April 20-22 on campus, will showcase the best of Big 12 regional soccer and continue a K-State soccer tradition.
Teams slated to compete in this year’s games include: K-State, the University of Kansas, Southern Illinois University, Saint Louis University, Pittsburg State University, Creighton University, the University of Oklahoma, Manhattan Christian College, Truman State University and Emporia State University. The full schedule can be found at the tournament's website.
The tournament will be based at Memorial Stadium, across from the K-State Student Union. Admission is free. Some preliminary matches will be played at the fields adjacent to the Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex, near the intersection of Kimball and Denison avenues.
Each year, one member of the K-State men’s and women’s soccer teams are awarded a $500 scholarship from the Chartrand Charitable Foundation. This year's recipients are Elissa Post, senior in education from Overland Park, and Sam Evans, senior in premedicine from The Woodlands, Texas. Those wishing to be considered for the scholarship must be members of either the men’s or women’s soccer clubs, complete an application and be nominated by their teammates. The K-State office of student financial assistance administers the scholarship.
“It has been our hope and dream for 33 years to broaden the opportunities for men and women to play quality soccer,” said Art Chartrand, president of The Chartrand Family Foundation. “We are proud to be one of the finest sports traditions at Kansas State University and in the Midwest and believe that thanks to new student leadership at K-State, that tradition will continue for many years. Local support from people like Dennis Cook of Flint Hills Beverage; Gerry Snyder, K-State department of communications; and Travis Redeker of K-State recreation services. Services cannot be beat. In 2012 we are excited and proud to also to partner with K-State Military Affairs and the Ft. Riley community of heroes.”
The tournament is held annually in memory of Ed “Fast Eddy” Chartrand, a former K-State soccer player from Leawood who died suddenly at the age of 22. The Chartrand Charitable Foundation and private donors primarily fund the K-State-Ed Chartrand Memorial Tournament and its scholarship program.
For a complete information on the tournament, pictures, rules and history, visit www.chartrandsoccer.com or follow us on Facebook.