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WA Youth Soccer Partners with Golazo

November 7, 2012 05:19 PM

Washington Youth Soccer and Golazo Team Up to Fuel Fútbol in the Evergreen State
Seattle Company’s All Natural Sports Hydration beverages to be Official Drinks of WA Youth Soccer

FEDERAL WAY, WASHINGTON (Wednesday, Nov. 7) — Washington Youth Soccer today announced that it has partnered with Golazo, Inc., the soccer passion brand from the Northwest, to make its family of All Natural Sports Hydration beverages the Official Drinks of Washington Youth Soccer. The partnership unites the state’s preeminent soccer organization with a fast-growing, local passion brand to celebrate healthier choices for their 150,000 youth soccer players, coaches, and referees.

"Great partnerships are built on a shared passion, and for both Washington Youth Soccer and Golazo, that passion is soccer," said Richard Tait, CEO and center mid of Golazo, Inc. "We are excited to partner with Washington Youth Soccer to promote the growth of soccer in our community and fuel fútbol with Golazo’s All Natural products."

Beyond exclusive benefits for Washington Youth Soccer Association families and coaches, the partnership brings new innovation to the world of soccer in the Northwest:
  • "Golazo Best 11" – At the Recreational Cup, Founders Cup, Challenge Cup and US Youth Soccer WA State Championships, Washington Youth Soccer and Golazo will introduce a new concept and present an award to the best 11 players of each gender and division, as voted on by the coaches.
  • The Golazo Washington Youth Soccer Futsal Cup – Golazo will present the newest addition to the Washington Youth Soccer family of tournaments, where soccer and music come together to celebrate this fast-paced, indoor version of the beautiful game.
  • "Set a Goal. Score a Goal." program – To encourage youth players to pursue their dreams and fulfill their potential, Golazo will introduce a unique, goal-setting platform that propels young players to set and achieve goals, on and off the field and instills the belief that inside each of them is the potential to be born to score.
"This partnership creates a unique opportunity to introduce both a revolutionary social program and Golazo’s All Natural Sports Hydration drinks for the benefit of the kids of Washington," noted Doug Andreassen, President of Washington Youth Soccer. "The shared vision of Golazo and Washington Youth Soccer is a perfect match."

About Washington Youth Soccer

Washington Youth Soccer is the largest youth soccer organization in Washington. Washington Youth Soccer is the state's affiliate for US Youth Soccer, which is the largest sports organization in the United States and the most populous member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body for soccer in the United States. Washington Youth Soccer is the sixth largest membership in the nation; our organization represents over 128,000 players (ages 4-19) and their families, 15,000 coaches on 12,000 teams and 6,500 referees in the state of Washington. Washington Youth Soccer’s mission is to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the State of Washington's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels of age and competition. For more information about Washington Youth Soccer, visit

Media Request: When referring to Washington Youth Soccer, please refer to the association only as Washington Youth Soccer, and never as WYS or WSYSA. We appreciate your cooperation.

About Golazo

At Golazo, Inc. we are on a mission to create the world’s passion brand for soccer. We Fuel Fútbol™ with beverages that use the best all natural ingredients with Latin-inspired flavors and functionality designed for the pitch. With the ball as our compass, we will create a platform for human potential and the belief that everyone is Born to Score™.
Golazo All Natural Sports Hydration drinks and All Natural Sports Energy drinks can be found at Whole Foods Market, New Seasons Market, PCC, QFC, Fiesta Foods, Metropolitan Market, Sun Mart, Amazon Fresh, and other retailers throughout the Northwest and Southern California.

Please visit us online at, or on Twitter at @VivaGolazo.

Washington Youth Soccer Contact:

Kristen Phillips | 253-476-2237 |

Golazo Contact:

Jorge Perea | 206-682-4625 |