At a time when the cost of sports participation is rising and many families struggle to meet the increasing demands, some of the leading youth soccer clubs in the region have embraced a new way to raise funds for equipment, club and tournament fees, and scholarships to ensure the beautiful game is accessible to all. By partnering with Golazo, the local, All Natural beverage company, clubs like Crossfire, FC Alliance, Seattle United, and Eastside FC have sold the company’s All Natural Sports Hydration drinks to friends, family, and teammates and raised over $25,000 this year, reinforcing healthier choices and an active lifestyle, but most importantly, supporting local communities and their enthusiasm for soccer.
“Historically we have done everything from car washes to selling coffee to help raise funds for our club” says Tom Campbell, President of FC Alliance. “Our partnership with Golazo is a great fit, soccer-centric and comes with a shared passion for healthier products. In 12 weeks, we raised more money than we did in an entire year with similar programs.”
Providing a healthier twist on a familiar fundraising model, Golazo gives clubs an opportunity to sell its All Natural Sports Hydration drinks, with participating organizations keeping all profits from the program. The award-winning products are made with the best non-GMO ingredients, like coconut water, have 50% less sodium than the leading brands, and were formulated with functionality designed for the pitch.
“As a soccer mom I am constantly looking for good choices to help my son have fun and play the best he can. It’s been a challenge to find healthier alternatives and a brand we can rally around. I even use this drink when working out on my vibration plate!” Says Alexia Mabrouk, Crossfire soccer mom, “Golazo has stepped forward with their products but most importantly their support to make the game accessible and affordable. That makes a big difference to families like ours.”
This program expands on Golazo’s other initiatives to support the region’s soccer community, including a marquee partnership with the Washington Youth Soccer Association, official drink status of the Seattle Reign and Portland Thorns, and supporting the local chapter of Street Soccer USA that uses the power of soccer to help homeless men and women dramatically transform their lives.
Based on the success of this pilot program, Golazo is thrilled to increase its capacity to support youth soccer throughout the region and is now offering clubs in Western Washington and Portland, OR the opportunity to participate “In just over two weeks we were able to raise $4,500 to make improvements to our home field clubhouse that we wouldn’t have been able to do otherwise,” asserted Chris Martin,Portland City United administrator.
“We started the company in the hope that we could provide a platform for human potential, and instill a belief that everyone is born to score.” Says Richard Tait, Golazo CEO and Center Mid. “Through this program, our All Natural products, and partnering with fantastic local organizations, we hope to make that dream come true for as many young soccer players as we can.”
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