THE LMSC SPECIAL NEEDS SOCCER PROGRAM
is offered to boys and girls who have physical,
mental or emotional limitations that prevent them from being able to play soccer with other
children. Some of
the players require "walkers" to get up and down the field, other players can play unassisted,
but at a very slow rate due to physical or mental limitations.
The 2023 season will take place at the Bala Cynwyd Middle School
field 2, located at 510 Bryn Mawr Avenue in Bala Cynwyd. The field is located between the school
buildings and the tennis courts, adjacent to the large parking area. This field is on the opposite
side of Bryn Mawr Avenue from Amherst Fields.
The program is tentatively set to run on Sunday mornings, starting on
September 10 and running November 11, from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM.
HAR ZION TEMPLE MEN'S CLUB TO SPONSOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAM IN 2023
LMSC is pleased to announce that the Har Zion Temple Men's Club of Narberth will be fully sponsoring the
2023 Special Needs Program. Through their generous donation, LMSC will be able to have all participants
play at no cost. The donation will also enable us to cover the cost of of jerseys, game balls, goals,
pinnies, cones, etc.
Our thanks to the Har Zion Men's Club for the extremly generous donation. This is the third year that they
will have fully covered the Special Needs Program.
The program has been around since 1992 and was created by Susan Reynolds. Under Susan's
leadership, about 25-30 needy kids began playing soccer in the fall.
When Susan retired from the program after many years, Steve Spencer took over the program and did
an excellent job for close to 10 years. Steve retired from the program in 2006 and turned the
program over to Steve and Marlene Ross who ran the program through the 2011 season.
Pete Garzia took charge of the Special Needs Program in 2012. Pete stepped down after the 2019 season,
at which time Brendan Sammon took over the program.
Our Special Needs Program is always in need of volunteers to help run the program. If you would like
to donate time on Sunday mornings, please contact Program Director
For more information about the LMSC Special Needs Program, please contact Brendan Sammon
Fox 29 News Clip On LMSC Special Needs Program
Thanks to the Har Zion Temple Men's Club of Narberth, all participants in the 2023 program will be able to play for free,
similar to the 2021 and 2022 seasons. We still
ask that all players register so that we can e-mail players about items such as field cancellations caused by bad weather,