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Jarkko “Finnish Flash” Tuominen

February 24, 1968 to September 23, 2005

Jarkko Tuominen passed away on September 23, 2005 by an accidental fall on a beach trip with friends.  Jarkko was the soul-mate and forever love of Stephanie Jenness.  He was the son of the late Jarkko Tuominen and is survived by his mother Kati Tuominen-Maki, brother Juha, sister Kaisa, step-father Mel Maki, step-brothers Erik and Shaun Maki, step-sister Liisa Maki and also countless friends, co-workers, and relatives. 

 

Jarkko was a dual Finnish/American citizen living half of his life in Finland before moving to Oregon to attend Concordia University on a full scholarship.  He graduated in 1994 with a bachelor degree in Sports Marketing and played on their soccer team all four years.  He still has several records that have not been beat and was recently inducted into the Concordia University Hall of Fame.  Stephanie and Jarkko had just moved back from Rhode Island, so he could take a new position as the Pro Player/U.S. Soccer Federation Manager at Nike Headquarters in Beaverton.  His last three years with Nike were as  a top soccer sales rep, and he worked a total of 10 years for Nike.  Jarkko was a vibrant life force who touched everyone in his path and he always had a smile on his face.  He was loved immensely and will never be forgotten, because his heart will be in our hearts, forever. 

 

Jarkko was a dear friend to all of us at the Club and a Seacoast United fan through and through.  We loved him and while we miss his big smile and sense of humor he will forever be a part of Seacoast United.  The College Scholarship is dedicated to his memory and a way of supporting Seacoast United players embarking on their college athletic careers.”

- Paul Willis, President, Seacoast United Sports Club

Jarkko Tuominen Memorial Golf Tournament

2018 marks the thirteenth year anniversary of “The Jarks” Golf Tournament and our third year at the Links at Outlook, 310 Portland Street Berwick, Maine. We are delighted that Paul Willis and Michael O’Connor will be hosting the event this year and boy do they have some great fun in store for you! Along with prizes for top finishers, longest drive and hole-in-one, each hole will have an amazing closest to the pin prize that could land you a night at an OPL property or perhaps some sports tickets!. Following the tournament, we will all have a dinner and award ceremony at the spectacular banquet facility located at The Links at Outlook. The course is easily accessible, just over the border in Maine off of Route 95. Please take a minute to check out this amazing course and the banquet venue. This year, we are only selling 18 foursomes and they will sell out fast! Your foursome will enjoy 18 holes of golf with use of cart for the day, continental breakfast, and dinner along with a sleeve of golf balls and Nike apparel. Sign up right away and you won’t be left missing your spot to play!

To register for the 2018 Jarkko Tuominen Golf Tournament, please click here.

Our 2017 Champions were the foursome of Ian Burgess, Jeff Davis, Jay Healy, and David Burgess.

To see photos of the day please go to out facebook page and click the 2017 Jarkko Tournament album or follow this link.

Questions?  Please contact Kathie Richard at 603-758-1580 or by email at krichard@seacoastunited.org