How to Support


We are thrilled you are considering making a donation to support sending girls to sports camps! Sport camps costs can range anywhere from $100 to several thousand dollars. The moreP4P2 is able to collect for the scholarship fund, the more girls are able to attend camp each year. The Mary Jennings Sport Camp Scholarship is funded by individual donations and corporate support.

Donations can be made as a single donation or individuals and businesses can become a part of our Power Player program which requires a minimum of a $500 annual commitment for three years. Donations to support the Mary Jennings Sport Camp Scholarship Fund are accepted by P4P2 in the following formats: online, by USPS (check made payable to The Playing for Power Project) or by cash in person.

If you have any questions about making a donation, please email


About Mary

Mary Jennings

Mary playing soccer for the Piscataway High School Varsity Soccer team.

Mary was a student-athlete from Piscataway, NJ who attended Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ. Seton Hall awarded Mary both academic and athletic scholarships following her career at Piscataway Township High School as an outstanding student-athlete in soccer, track and basketball.

In 2006 at the age of 21 Mary was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer and passed away that same year.

Mary was involved in sports at an early age, playing youth soccer for Piscataway Soccer Club and Elite soccer with Jersey Knights Soccer Club, Players Development Academy (PDA), and Jersey United. As part of the Jersey United team, Mary participated in a European Soccer Tour that included competition in Italy, Germany and England.

She received many honors including being a two-time All-State selection in her junior and senior years and being nominated for All-American in her junior year. Mary was also an excellent student who was a member of Piscataway High School’s Chapter of the National Honor Society. As a double major in History and Secondary Education at Seton Hall, Mary was preparing for a career as a history teacher or attorney.

Tenacity and dedication were traits Mary was known for all of her life. During her freshman year at Seton Hall she tore her ACL in a preseason practice and sat out the rest of the season, but she returned to play in her sophomore year. As a defender in soccer, Mary often marked the most talented forward on the opposing team. Her skill and determination were clearly evident in an exceptionally hard-fought match between high school rivals Piscataway and East Brunswick in 2000 where Mary’s commitment to defend Heather O’Reilly, who later became a member of the U.S. National Team, was relentless.