Goal Line benefits middle school students who are being guided to succeed in the classroom and in life via group activities and lessons in school and at the UConn campus. It was created in 2007 through a grant from the Savings Bank of Manchester Charitable Foundation (SBMCF) to connect UConn Football Student Athletes, as mentors, with at-risk East Hartford Middle School students.
Through this program, EHMS learn about the importance of education, hard work, commitment, teamwork, and sportsmanship, which can be applied to their youthful lives.
The SBM Charitable Foundation, INC. was established in 2000 by Connecticut Bancshares, Inc., the parent company of the former Savings Bank of Manchester in Manchester, CT. The SBM Charitable Foundation, Inc. is committed to bettering the lives of those who live and work predominantly in Hartford, Tolland, and Windham Counties.