Larry Yandel Jr Memorial Youth Sports Fund
Larry, himself also played these sports virtually all his life. In addition, he was a pretty good hockey player, learning to skate when he was six years old: He played on his high school Hockey team which went to the finals of the Northern County Hockey Association. He also played for The University of Arizona Club Team.
Larry was far more than a field coach. A great deal of his time was spent working on non-coaching tasks; preparing a field for tomorrow’s game; or setting up tryouts, or working with the various league committees, and talking with parents. He and his wife Dawn served in just about every position needed to “keep the kids playing” which included, but was not limited to, training umpires, working the snack shack, and serving as league President — both of them were there to do what needed to be done.
Larry loved the “after-game” discussions with the parents at the pizza joint or restaurant or someone’s house. They would kick around games or the men’s basketball league or sports-in-general. Sports is a unifying activity in the University City neighborhood of San Diego and Larry was in the middle of everything. He loved the kids, the parents, the social life and the coaching.
Larry was the beloved husband of Dawn Yandel and devoted father to Ryan, Matt and Kaitlin. He is missed deeply by all, and we hope to keep his memory alive using the fund to benefit the kids he loved to coach.
Larry discovered that there were kids that did not play, usually because of the cost. That is when he went to work finding money, if possible, for the registration. He was interested in possibly starting some kind of a community group that could help, so that any kid, who wanted to play, was able to. It is with this is in mind that we have created the Larry Yandel Jr. Memorial Youth Sports Fund. We accept all donations, and you can be sure all funds will go to the kids. This fund is 501-C-3 registered, so all deductions are tax exempt and are assured of being used as intended.
Save The Date
Please stay tuned for information on the next co-ed softball tournament to raise funds for Larry’s Youth Sports Fund!
- Teresa Yandel
- Larry Yandel, Sr.
- Dawn Yandel
- University City Little League
- San Diego Danceworks Competition Team
- Centurion Foundation
- UC Del Sol
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CharitySmith accepts donations in two ways:
Larry Yandel Jr. Memorial Fund
CharitySmith Nonprofit Foundation
13100 Filly Lane
Truckee, CA 96161
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.