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50th Anniversary Gala Update

As Washington Youth Soccer celebrates its 50th Anniversary throughout 2016, the golden anniversary will be highlighted by the 50th Anniversary Gala fundraiser to help establish the WA Youth Soccer Foundation.  The Gala will feature a gourmet meal, guest speakers, video, and silent and live auctions.  Proceeds from the Gala will support the Foundation to provide grant funds for field development, increase opportunities for underserved youth through the Soccer for Success program, and invest in health, safety, and sportsmanship initiatives to improve the youth soccer experience in Washington State.

Early sponsors for the Gala include U.S. Soccer, Sounders FC, US Youth Soccer, Adidas and Affinity Sports, and many attractive auction items are being gathered, including a Sounders FC game day experience and an English Premier League package for two that includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations, and tickets to an EPL match.

WA Youth Soccer would like to invite everyone to get involved with the Gala, either as an attendee, sponsor, auction donor or volunteer.  To learn how you can get involved, visit the Washington Youth Soccer 50th Anniversary homepage.

Seattle Sounders FC Majority Owner Adrian Hanauer will serve as the Honorary Chair for the Gala, and emcee and guest speakers will be announced at a later date.

“I am honored to be involved with this seminal event and to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of Washington Youth Soccer,” said Hanauer. “Washington Youth Soccer is a pillar of our community, helping to generate the groundswell of support and passion for soccer our region has become known for over the past fifty years.”

Current Gala Sponsors:

Affinity Sports
Arena Sports
NW Trophy
Pacific Northwest Soccer Club
Print NW
Sounders FC
The Standard
US Youth Soccer
U.S. Soccer
Washington Athletic Club