To honor the loss of Dick Whalen, founder of the North American Sand Soccer Championships (NASSC), we’ve established the Dick Whalen Memorial Fund.

For 25 years, Dick was the driving force behind the growth and development of soccer in Hampton Roads. One of his greatest legacies was helping establish, build, and enhance the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex (HRSC).

NASSC was created to be a fundraiser for HRSC and has raised over $5 million to date. His fundraising efforts paved the way for tens of thousands of local children and families to enjoy and make memories at HRSC. His commitment to excellence was unparalleled. NASSC and the U.S. Open were some of Dick’s most valued developments.

We appreciate Dick for caring about the soccer community so passionately. Simply stated, there will never be another Dick Whalen. 

We miss you. We love you. We will make you proud. Our future success will always be in your honor and because of the foundation you built. Fair winds and following seas. RIP Captain Whalen!

Use of the Funds: Funds will be used for an annual soccer scholarship that will be given out during NASSC Weekend and also for a permanent item/enhancement at the Hampton Roads Soccer Complex. 

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To donate via check, please make your checks payable to:

Hampton Roads Soccer Council
2276 Recreation Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Please write “Dick Whalen” on the memo line of your check.

The Hampton Roads Soccer Council is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  Our EIN/Tax ID number is: 54-1626169