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US Youth Soccer Announces New Partnership with Sun-Maid



FRISCO, Texas (Sept. 5, 2017) — US Youth Soccer is excited to announce a new partnership with Sun-Maid that extends through the 2018 season and culminates with the US Youth Soccer National Championship in July.

"Soccer players are always seeking healthier snack choices to power their performance at soccer games or during practice,” US Youth Soccer CEO Chris Moore said. “We at US Youth Soccer couldn't be more excited about partnering with Sun-Maid Raisins to provide nutritious, tasty raisin snacks to soccer players, siblings and families at our regional and national events."

Delicious raisins deliver an excellent half-time energy boost using nothing but grapes and sunshine. A 2012 study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition showed “…raisins provide the same workout boost as sports chews, at the fraction of the cost – while also delivering important nutrients. Unlike artificial chews, raisins contribute to the daily intake of potassium and fiber and provide a host of health protective compounds, with no added sugar, flavoring or color.”

“Kids love raisins and soccer,” said Sun-Maid VP of Marketing Rich Paumen. “Parents appreciate healthy snacks that help give their athletes the energy to finish the game strong.”

“Soccer provides exercise, excitement and the friendship of teammates,“ he continued. “As a company, we’re committed to children’s health, nutrition and fitness. And everyone wins with exercise and good nutrition.”

This partnership with US Youth Soccer will help Sun-Maid, a longtime supporter of health and fitness and local events like the Runner’s World Half Marathon, increase awareness and youth participation in what is now America’s fastest growing sport.

For more information on US Youth Soccer and its programs, visit Connect with US Youth Soccer on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - "The Game for ALL Kids!®" is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member State Associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit

Media Request: When referring to the United States Youth Soccer Association, the largest youth sports organization in the United States, please refer to the association only as US Youth Soccer, and never as USYS or USYSA. We appreciate your cooperation.


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