ARLINGTON, VA, October 7, 2020 – Thanks to the dedication of our coaches, players, volunteers, staff and community partners like SAIC, Arlington Soccer Association kicked off the Club’s 50th fall season providing local youth players a safe outlet to train and compete in the sport they love.
By embracing new restrictions and safety protocols to mitigate risk and protect our players, families, volunteers and coaches, Arlington Soccer is returning to the sport that brings our community together.
“SAIC values the importance of youth sports in the families of their employees, customers, and communities,” said Lee Rizzo, SAIC’s Vice President of Government Affairs. “As a company deeply involved in Arlington County and the greater DC-Metro area, supporting Arlington Soccer Association was a logical fit.”
SAIC’s partnership helps Arlington Soccer continue to provide financial assistance to families and access to the game so that kids can learn about teamwork and sportsmanship while staying active. A major component of the Arlington Soccer Recreational Program are the more than 500 volunteer coaches. Through SAIC’s support, Arlington Soccer is able to provide recognition to those volunteers with a special coaching shirt.
“SAIC’s support of Arlington Soccer through a year filled with unforeseen challenges has made a major impact on our club’s ability to provide inclusive soccer programs this fall and maintain our financial aid program,” says Adam Brick, Arlington Soccer Association’s executive director.
About Arlington Soccer Association
Founded in 1970, Arlington Soccer is a non-profit association that provides soccer programs for youth of all abilities, backgrounds and financial means in Arlington and surrounding communities. The Club develops players, coaches, volunteers and staff, with an enduring commitment to teamwork and community. We offer a broad curriculum to more than 9,000 children per year in a wide variety of programs, including recreational, developmental, travel, camps and clinics. In Arlington Soccer, we do our best, care for and inspire others, and enjoy the journey.
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