On Monday, October 9th, 2017, the Ellington Recreation Department hosted the first annual JRP 3v3 Soccer Tourney to benefit the Jacob Roger Poulin Foundation. Even the rain couldn't take anything away from this fantastic event. In fact, the kids loved playing their small-sided games in the slick conditions and it helped keep everyone just cool enough in the unseasonably warm temperature. 


Thanks to the 25 sponsors, 35 teams, and countless volunteers and individual donors, this soccer tournament raised about $9,000 that will all go towards helping to build J4cob's Park!  A very special thank you to the Town of Ellington through Bob Tedford and the Recreation Department, without whom this event would not have been possible.

The most special of thank you's belongs to the Desrocher Family. In early August, Nick Desrocher, the second of three sons of Jim and Cindy, offered the idea of organizing a 3v3 soccer tournament for 8-15 year olds that would benefit the JRPF. Steve and Sarah were delighted at the idea of the soccer tournament and said the JRPF would do whatever the Desrocher’s needed. But the Desrocher family said all they needed was our blessing and they would handle the rest … and they did! What an incredible event they put together! They look forward to organizing next year's soccer tournament, as well as some other sporting events throughout the year.


We have also received a lot of inquiries about doing a 3v3 tournament for adults and are looking into pursuing that option as well!

Thank you to all of our sponsors, listed below! A special thank you to Kevin Regan, owner of Hometown Pizza. Not only did Kevin donate 15 pizzas, but when we sold out of pizza, he personally delivered another 4 pizzas in the rain! A special thank you to Discount Trophy for donating all of the award medals for the players and to Ellington Printery for donating all of the signs for the event. 



Johnny's Ag Services (John Hoffman) * Ellington Agway * Swiss Cleaners * Integrated Rehabilitation Services * CT Inflatables *The Albano Family * CT Jr. Soccer Association * Hometown Pizza * CT Valley Orthodontics * Command Construction * Sawka Family * Dzen Brothers * Bartlett Law * Rose Desrocher * Rogo Distributors * DiRosa Cleaners * Ellington Rec Department * Zahner Construction * MBA Trucking * Ellington High School Boys Soccer * Ellington High School Girls Soccer * Farm Fresh/ My Farm Stand * Kim's Kuts * Discount Trophy * Ellington Printery

Date: Monday, October 9th, 2017



Place: Brookside Park, Ellington, CT

Join the JRPF and the Ellington Recreation Department

for a Jamboree-round robin style 3v3 soccer tournament!


The Details:

  3 person teams (co-ed teams acceptable)

  minimum of 3 games per team

  medals for all participants

  $100 per team ($125 after October 3rd)

Age Groups: 

  2008-2010:  8-10 year olds

  2006-2007:  11-12 year olds

  2003-2005:  13-15year olds

To Register:

  Have a team "captain" pick up tournament registration packet at the Ellington Recreation Department Office or email RecreationStaff@ellington-ct.gov to have a packet emailed to you.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the concession stand and to help with the officiating assignments. We are looking for 8-12 sponsors ($150-$200) sponsor fee. Please contact Robert Tedford at rtedford@ellington-ct.gov if interested. 



Check out the Board Members page for more information or click HERE to send a message.


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