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Soccer Without Borders Teams Up With FC Gold Pride


Soccer Without Borders Teams Up With FC Gold Pride

Hayward, CA (May 28, 2010) – Soccer Without Borders is proud to announce a partnership with FC Gold Pride of the Women's Professional Soccer League.

“Soccer Without Borders is the perfect example of the positive impact soccer can make on an individual and a community,” said FC Gold Pride General Manager, Ilisa Kessler. “The mission, values, methods and goals of the foundation align well with the Pride’s and we are happy to team up with such a noble and worthy organization.”

“We are very excited and honored to team up with FC Gold Pride,” said Soccer Without Borders’ founder Ben Gucciardi. “The youth in our program in Oakland will benefit greatly from interacting with the wonderful role models that play on the team. This partnership will allow our organization to more effectively carry out our mission to provide soccer and learning opportunities to vulnearble populations in the US and abroad, and we hope the larger community will come out and support the Pride and Soccer Without Borders on June 5th and beyond.”

The Pride will support the efforts of Soccer Without Borders throughout the season beginning on June 5, when the Washington Freedom make their first visit to the Bay Area. During the June 5 match, the Pride will host youth from the Oakland Refugee and Immigrant Student Wellness Program run in partnership with Oakland International High Shcool. Later this summer many of the Pride’s top stars will also take part in Soccer Without Borders’ annual Refugee Community Soccer Camp (Aug. 2-6).

Pride fans can support Soccer Without Borders at the Pride’s June 5 home game many ways:

1) Be there to show your support! Use the promo code SWB or mention Soccer Without Borders when you purchase your tickets to the June 5 game against the Washington Freedom and $5 will automatically be donated to Soccer Without Border organization. To order your tickets now CLICK HERE or call 510-314-8407.

2) Donate your new and gently used soccer equipment to Soccer Without Borders! New and gently used soccer cleats and balls can be donated at collection stations located at the entrance gate to Castro Valley High School Athletic Stadium. Fans that donate will receive a coupon redeemable for discounted tickets to the June 19 match at Pioneer Stadium.

3) ENTER TO WIN! The Pride will raffle off replica Puma team jerseys from five of the countries (Italy, Ghana, Tunisa, Egypt, Morocco)participating in the Men’s 2010 World Cup taking place in South Africa this June.

Raffle tickets are $1 per ticket, $5 for six tickets, $10 for 12 tickets, or $20 for 24 tickets.

Raffle tickets will be sold by Soccer Without Borders youth participants in the stands and at the FC Gold Pride ticket tent in fan fest at the June 5 game. Fans may also purchase tickets in advance of the game by calling FC Gold Pride Community Relations at 510-314-8407. Winners will be selected and announced at the 85th minute of the match (winners need not be present).

To learn more about the FC Gold Pride and see their schedule of games, click HERE.

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