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Austin Rackley Scholarship Fund

The Austin Rackley Scholarship Fund was established by Tony Rackley in loving memory of his son, Austin, to benefit CESA Recreation players.



Austin was a longtime CESA player who was a member of the 6-time SC State Champion CESA 95 Boys team. Most notably, his team won the 2012 Region III Championship and advanced to the final of the 2012 USYSA National Championships.



Austin was born on September 4, 1995 and was a beloved son, nephew, grandson, cousin, friend, and teammate. His love of life, soccer, fishing, hunting, the lake and everything he did was evident by all that knew and loved him. Austin completed his junior year at the Citadel in November before tragically passing in May of 2017.


The Austin Rackley Scholarship Fund is open to CESA Recreation players only. In order to qualify, a scholarship form must be filled out and submitted to the CESA Office at 18 Boland Ct Greenville, SC 29615. If awarded, the fund will cover registration costs and uniforms, if requested, for selected players.


Austin loved soccer and his time as a CESA player so his family is proud to create this scholarship fund in their son's honor. If you would like to donate to the Austin Rackley Scholarship Fund please contact the CESA Office at 864-329-1113.