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Washington Proclaims Youth Soccer Month

July 14, 2006 10:00 PM
Youth Soccer Celebration Begins

As a proud member of US Youth Soccer, Washington State Youth Soccer will take part in the fourth annual national celebration recognizing September as Youth Soccer Month. Washington Governor Chris Gregoire proclaimed September as Youth Soccer Month.


"Soccer has been an important part of my family's life,” declared Governor Gregoire. “Both of my daughters played soccer for many years - my youngest daughter still plays for her college team. I know firsthand the positive impact the sport had on their self-confidence and discipline."

“Washington State Youth Soccer Association is thrilled that Governor Gregoire has signed the proclamation,” stated Washington State Youth Soccer Association President Wain Jackson. “As a soccer mom, she recognizes the important role that youth soccer plays in both the emotional and physical development of our kids.”

During September, Washington State Youth Soccer will be celebrating Youth Soccer Month with various fun events such as those listed below, all around the state. Make sure to visit for more information.

Lake Washington Kohl’s US Youth Soccer American Cup
From September 2-3, the Kohl’s American Cup will kick off Youth Soccer Month here in Washington. Get out to 60 Acres in Redmond and take advantage of the great action on the pitch.

Seattle Sounders Youth Appreciation Night
As busy schedules continue, make sure to show your kids that you appreciate them. Cheer on Washington State Youth Soccer graduates, Cam Weaver, Chris Eylander, Ben Somoza and Leighton O’Brien as they work wonders on the field. Contact the Seattle Sounders at (206) 622-3415 or visit to purchase your tickets to this special game on September 9.

Soccer Kicks for Cancer
Last year Washington State Youth Soccer and its members raised thousands of dollars for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to help “kick Cancer”! Now more than ever we are asking you to get involved, register online at, and join our team as we fight this disease together.

To find out what other Youth Soccer Month events are taking place across the country, visit

Photograph - standing left to right: Todd McGann, WSYSA Executive Director; Wain Jackson, WSYSA President; Governor Gregoire; Marina Austin, GU15 DYSA Black Hills Player; Nicole Kirkman, WSYSA Marketing Director. Photo by Legends Photography.




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