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North Sound Soccer Club scores big
ARLINGTON — In the spirit of teamwork taught by youth sports, Dwayne Lane’s Arlington Chevrolet teamed up with North Sound Soccer Club/Legacy FC to provide their players and coaches with soccer kits filled with equipment bags, soccer balls, sport cones, scrimmage vests and T-shirts, a sponsorship check and an opportunity to help them raise funds.
North Sound Soccer Club will have the opportunity to raise as much as $10,000 through a fundraising opportunity where one lucky recipient will win his or her choice of a 2011 Chevrolet Equinox or Cruze and another lucky winner will receive a Home Entertainment Package. Tickets are available at Dwayne Lane’s Arlington Chevrolet for a suggested donation of $5 each.
Dwayne Lane’s Arlington Chevrolet and other Seattle-area Chevrolet dealerships are donating these prizes to participating leagues in the area. All of the proceeds collected from these fundraisers go directly to the leagues, and the funds may be used in any way the leagues choose. According to Mark Shue, president of the North Sound Soccer Club, the money they raise will be used for scholarships.
“Prices are up and the economy is down, but we just can’t raise our prices for these kids to play soccer,” said Shue, a 19-year volunteer with the soccer league, who added that scholarships are utilized by many kids needing financial support, whom their raffle will help.
A one-time $500 sponsorship check was presented by Dwayne Lane’s Arlington Chevrolet to North Sound Soccer Club/Legacy FC on Sept. 24 at Twin Rivers Park. The league will have an opportunity to raise additional funds for their use as part of a Chevy Youth Soccer Fundraiser. Sponsored leagues across the country will each receive 2,000 fundraiser entry tickets to distribute for a suggested donation, and the league will keep 100 percent of the proceeds raised. At the end of the fundraisers, there will be four winners of a Chevy Equinox or Chevy Cruze vehicle of choice, up to $24,995 in value, and in each participating market there will be a secondary prize of a home entertainment center valued at $1,000.
Some leagues plan to grant scholarships to families who cannot afford to enroll their children in the league, while others will use the funds to improve fields and equipment.
“We are proud to be able to help the kids in our community by donating equipment and giving them the opportunity to raise much-needed funds for their league,” said Tom Lane, president of Dwayne Lane’s Arlington Chevrolet. “We are excited to be part of the effort this year, and anticipate a fun-filled season with North Sound Soccer Club.”
For more information about Chevy Youth Soccer, log onto www.youthsportswired.com.