Eric Purcell, associate wealth advisor at our firm, has kicked up his involvement with the Sunflower Soccer Association by joining the nonprofit association’s Board of Directors. His two-year appointment is effective June 10.
The Sunflower Soccer Association is a Topeka-based youth soccer organization offering recreational and competitive activities for boys and girls ages 3 to 18. Its mission is to provide a “fun, positive, and creative learning environment for youth soccer players that focuses on the values of teamwork, humility, respect, and sportsmanship.”
“I think the program excels at its mission,” Eric said. “I’ve watched kids of all ages gain confidence in their abilities while learning essential life skills like cooperation.”
Eric has been participating in the Sunflower Soccer Association for 30 years as a player, and 4 years coaching and developing players at the competitive level. He sees his service on the Board of Directors as an extension of the support he has shown on the field.
“I’m excited about this opportunity to further support the development of both players and the Sunflower Soccer Association,” he said.
Eric has also served on the Topeka/Shawnee County Riverfront Authority and is committed to downtown Topeka’s development. He would like to see various organizations collaborate in strengthening the community.
“I envision walking and biking trails that would connect Sunflower Soccer Association through Oakland after passing a connected NOTO/Riverfront District/Downtown Topeka,” he said. “I’d like to see these destinations linked via pedestrian passageways, enhancing our quality of life in an active and vibrant Topeka.”
As a board member for Sunflower Soccer Association, Eric joins other directors in strengthening the nonprofit’s impact in the community.
“Sunflower Soccer Association has a terrific foundation in place that with some additional resources can really foster growth in our community,” Eric said. “I look forward to working with the team at this exciting time in SSA’s evolution.”
You can reach out to Eric at firstname.lastname@example.org.