NEWBURYPORT – The Richard A. Eaton Charitable Foundation has donated $9,000 to the Spartans4Life Foundation to help offset costs for students and their families participating in youth sports. The Eaton Charitable Foundation was founded in honor of Richard A. Eaton, who retired in 2012 as President of Newburyport Bank, and is in celebration of his love for local sports.
The Spartans4Life Foundation was formed to enrich the lives of athletes by providing athletic opportunities to help reach their individual potential and develop a lifelong passion for sports. As a nonprofit organization, they strongly believe sports are a positive influence and can provide a valuable education in leadership, teamwork and competition.
“Spartans4Life is a wonderful organization dedicated to ensuring our youth have every opportunity to participate in sports,” stated Mr. Eaton. “No child should ever be denied the ability to play youth sports because of economic circumstances. Spartans4Life does its utmost to ensure that never happens, and personally I’m proud to lend my support through the Eaton Charitable Foundation.”