A Registered 501(c)3 Public Charity

Play it Forward Emily Johnson Memorial Fund

Emily LIVED. She connected people. She made a difference in people’s lives. She was a leader. She had great ideas. She was so funny, always laughing and joking. She was a great friend. She wanted to learn new things. She hated any kind of injustice, unfairness, prejudice and spoke up! She gave the best hugs. She loved to talk and tell stories.

Emily LOVED.

Emily was an outstanding soccer player that not only had passion for the game, but for life itself.

The proceeds from this tournament honor her memory through three scholarships. One scholarship is granted to a Coal Ridge High School soccer player who best embodies Emily’s love for the game and her team. Another scholarship is provided for any senior soccer player in the Roaring Fork Valley who exhibits passion for their journey in life. The final scholarship goes to a Coal Ridge High School student who utilizes a creative mind to impact and enrich the community. Also, in Em’s spirit we donate to local and global charities. All left over t-shirts have been sent to areas of the world impacted by natural disaster, i.e.: Colorado Springs, CO, Japan, Haiti and El Salvador and Africa to date.

Save the Date: 2019 Tournament

The 11th Annual Emily Johnson 3v3 Soccer Tournament will be held on June 8-9, 2019. Registration opens April 6th, 2019. Check back for more information.

Questions about the tournament?

Contact Brian Blair at (970) 319-1953 or by email at [email protected]

Tournament Results Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012

World Cup Sponsors

A special thanks to our World Cup Sponsors:

Aspen Glen Club, Ball Corporation c/o Julie Wade, Bethel Party Rentals, Dale and Diane Pfaff, Duane Guettler Memorial Fund, Gran Farnum Printing, Grand River Hospital District, Green Zone Recycle, Micro Plastics, Pepsi, Rocky Mountain Construction & Excavating, Inc., Trans-Care Ambulance, Willits General Store, LLC

Fund Administrators

  • Jane Gross


CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:

By Mail:
Emily Johnson Play it Forward
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161

Use credit card by clicking the link below:

The above Memorial Fund is established as a division of CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation (EIN 87-0636433). All donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal tax law. Receipts for tax purposes are sent via US Mail within two weeks of donation. Please consider asking if your employer participates in a gift-matching program. If so, your donation may be matched by your employer. For questions regarding your donation or this memorial fund please contact CharitySmith.

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