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50th Anniversary


Washington Youth Soccer is celebrating its 50 year anniversary in 2016!  Formed by a few passionate volunteers working out of their garage in 1966, Washington Youth Soccer has grown to one of the largest Soccer State Associations in the US. It has taken a passionate and dedicated TEAM to bring organized soccer to every corner of Washington State - we are honored to celebrate every youth player, coach, referee, family, staff member and volunteer across the state that have been a part of the past 50 years of Washington Youth Soccer. 

Official Announcement

In 2016, Washington Youth Soccer will launch a Foundation focused on leveling the playing field. Proceeds from the 50 Year Anniversary Gala will support the Foundation in growing the Soccer for Success program, as well as providing grants to support the core Foundation goals:

  • Increasing opportunities and access to youth soccer for underserved youth and communities
  • Supporting Washington Youth Soccer member organizations in expanding their capacity to provide more safe, youth development programming
  • Create and fund quality, safe, and accessible fields with improved access in underserved communities as a priority

 


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50 Year Anniversary Gala


The 50 Year Anniversary Gala will feature a gourmet meal, live and silent auctions, celebrity emcee and guest speaker to be announced at a later date, as well as video presentations and awards celebrating the past 50 years of Washington Youth Soccer.

When: Friday, September 9, 2016 at 6 pm

Where: Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Honorary Chair: Adrian Hanauer, Majority Owner of Seattle Sounders FC

Guest Speaker: Jill Ellis, Head Coach US Women's National Team

Ticket: $200 per person

Attire: Cocktail

Click here to view the Gala Schedule of Events

Click here to...

  1. Sponsor a table
  2. Buy a ticket
  3. Donate an auction item
 

For more information, contact:

 

Top 50 in 50


Washington Youth Soccer will highlight the alumni who have achieved success on and off the field by allowing the soccer community to vote on the top 50 male and female players, and top 50 “soccer citizens” (community leaders) of the first 50 years in Washington Youth Soccer.

Final Top 50 Results Here

Vote For Top 50 Citizens Here
 

Photo Submission


Submit your favorite photos from the first 50 years of Washington Youth Soccer to be included in the 50th Anniversary Photo Album displayed at the Gala. Give a description of the photo, the approximate date the photo was taken, why you think it's significant and who was involved!  There are no bad submissions...

Submit Your Photo Here
 

Video Submission


Submit your favorite footage from the first 50 years of Washington Youth Soccer to be included in the 50th Anniversary video displayed at the Gala. Give a description of the video, the approximate date the footage was taken, why you think it's significant and who was involved!  There are no bad submissions...

Submit Your Video Here
 

Soccer Celebrations


Meant to engage the various soccer communities across Washington, the member-hosted Soccer Celebrations are a way to bring the 50-year celebration to our members’ backyard (primarily tournaments) throughout 2016. To schedule a Soccer Celebration, contact Shane Haworth (ShaneH@WashingtonYouthSoccer.org) or 253-820-7189.

Find a Soccer Celebration Near You

 


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