North Salem Soccer Club hosts a Jamboree in memory of Jessi-Ann Bettcher. During October 2018, North Salem was proud to host teams from Brewster United, Castleford, and Rye. We look forward to an exciting 2019 Jamboree.
Jessi-Ann trained many of our players throughout the her tenure with the club. Her impact continues to be felt througout our program and is deeply missed.
As a soccer star at Brewster High School, Jessi-Ann became ill and needed a heart transplant. After receiving her donated heart, she continued to play soccer professionally. In October 2016, Jessi-Ann became ill again and passed away at the age of 27. For more information about Jessi-Ann's story, please see the link here - https://www.lohud.com/story/opinion/editorials/2016/11/08/jessi-ann-bettcher-heart-hero/93468422/
Jessi-Ann was very active in advocating for Organ Donation. She was a national spokesperson for organ donation as well. For more information on becoming an organ donor, please see this link. health.ny.gov/donatelife