HFC United has a unique and interesting story behind its creation. Before HFC United's formation, soccer, along with softball, baseball, among other youth sports, were all under one umbrella non-profit organization- Hastings Youth Athletic Association (or HYAA for short). HYAA was established in 1982, however many sports branched off from HYAA over the years, with soccer being no exception.
The initial seed money used to establish HFC United occured when Ceil Strauss and Dan Marier, both board members at the time of HYAA as represenatives for soccer programing, elected to take their annual stipend checks for their HYAA board services to fund the beginnings of the club. Others in the local soccer community joined in helping HFC United become reality.
HFC United filed as a non-profit corporation with the Minnesota Secretary of State on 08/21/2007.
So why does "Established in 2009" show-up on some documents and photos? It appears that HFC United was granted their non-profit status as a 501(c)(3) corporation sometime in 2008 (as indicated on tax filing forms). From research online it appears that HFC United's first "soccer year" began play with the Fall 2008/Summer 2009 soccer year.
Here are some facts about HFC United...