More than two months after the former treasurer of the Terrace-Brier Soccer Club allegedly drained about $76,000 from its account, the club’s president says they are back on solid ground.
“We have worked through a majority of the financial issues and are now back in a positive and stable position. We are currently working with the local soccer associations in planning the fall soccer season,” Tim Bressler said in a recent letter to parents and coaches. “The former club treasurer is being cooperative and has paid the club back a substantial sum of the loss, which has bolstered the club’s financial position.”
Lynnwood Police arrested the former treasurer in late March after the club noticed the money missing. Detectives forwarded their case to Snohomish County prosecutors but so far she has not been charged with a crime.
Bressler told Lynnwood Today in an e-mail that they are offering all the services they have in the past, including summer camps, clinics, uniforms and equipment.
“We did raise registration fees but not across the board, only on the age ranges which we had been subsidizing for the past few years. The new registration fee structure now covers all the expenses. Our registration fees are comparible or cheaper than other soccer clubs in the area. We have had to cut back the number and amount of financial assistance that we have been able to offer low income families in our neighborhood.”
Donations can be made to the non-profit Terrace-Brier Soccer Club by mailing a check to:
Terrace Brier Soccer Club
PO Box 423
Mountlake Terrace. WA 98043
Terrace-Brier Soccer Club serves kids ages 5 to 18 in Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier and Edmonds.