$500 Awarded to Monticello High School Students to attend Lake Placid Soccer Camp in honor and memory of Robert Van Etten, Jr.

Photo of Robert Van Etten
Robert Van Etten, Jr.

The Robert Van Etten, Jr. Fund recently awarded two $250 scholarships to Sean O’Rourke and Mackenzie Mitchell to attend Lake Placid Soccer Centre Camp at St. Lawrence University this summer. Beginning this year, this fund supports the experiences of one male and one female student in their freshman, sophomore or junior year at Monticello High School who are selected to attend Lake Placid Soccer Centre Camp at St. Lawrence University, or an alternate summer soccer camp.

The fund was established in memory of Robert Van Etten. Jr., a scholar athlete at Monticello High School and a beloved member of his community.  The quality education that Rob received at Monticello enabled him to continue his studies and graduate from St. Lawrence University, where he also played soccer and skied.  In sports, his effort and commitment were as strong in team practice as they were in competition.  He had a particular love for soccer and spent many hours coaching the youth in the Sullivan County community adding his expertise, humor, and wit to all those he coached.  Rob’s integrity was apparent in his personal life as he worked to keep fit and healthy, and make positive contributions in the lives of people he knew.  He was upbeat and positive; a person who perpetually looked at the glass as being half full.


About the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan:

The Community Foundation is celebrating its 15th year of charitable leadership and philanthropy.  The Foundation has significantly increased local charitable funds and empowered donors to make a profound difference in the quality of life in our regionwith the creation of over 180 funds that will provide grants and scholarships forever! Since 1999, the Foundation has been an effective steward of the community’s charitable resources and has been a leader in the administration of scholarships, and grant making for the benefit of nonprofit organizations in Orange and Sullivan Counties, and beyond.


Contributions to The Robert Van Etten, Jr. Fund may be made to CFOS-The Robert Van Etten, Jr. Fund and sent to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan, 30 Scott’s Corners Drive, Suite 203, Montgomery, NY 12549. Secure online donations may also be made at www.cfosny.org. The Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All gifts are tax deductible under current tax laws.For more information, call the Community Foundation at (845) 769-9393.