CAL SOUTH DONATES $120,000 MORE TO ITS CHAMPIONSHIP-BOUND TEAMS
July 10, 2009
$10,000 EACH TO 6 PRESIDENTS CUP & 6 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS ATTENDEES
July 10, 2009 (Fullerton, CA) - Providing the ultimate in "member benefits" to its leagues and clubs, Cal South recently announced the donation of $120,000 - $10,000 each - to its twelve teams set to attend the pair of upcoming national US Youth Soccer events being contested within the next three weeks.
Six Cal South teams attending the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup from July 16-19 in Raleigh, North Carolina and six teams attending the US Youth Soccer National Championships from July 21-26 in Lancaster, Massachusetts each received a subsidy of $10,000 from Cal South. Previously, the 35 Cal South teams that attended the Far West Regionals received $2500 each, while the 10 Cal South teams attending the Presidents Cup Region IV tournament received $5000 each. Factoring in the tournament fees that Cal South also picked up for its teams in all of these events, this adds up to over $300,000 Cal South has provided this year to its participating teams.
The six Cal South teams attending the Presidents Cup - the BU14 Los Alamitos Titans, the GU15 So Cal Rush Nike, the BU15 Santa Barbara SC, the BU16 Bakersfield Brigade, the GU17 California FC United and the BU17 ConquistAmerica - earned their spots by winning at the 2009 US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Region IV Championships in Tri-Cities, Washington in June.
Five of the six teams attending the National Championships - the BU14 West Coast FC, the GU15 and GU16 So Cal Blues, the BU16 Arsenal FC and the BU17 CZ Elite - won their berths via capturing a title at the 2009 US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals in Lancaster, CA in June. Cal South won 9 regional championships in all, but four of them were in the U12 and U13 categories, and only U14-U19 champions move on to the National round. The sixth attending Cal South team will be the GU15 San Diego Surf, who qualified for the Nationals through the US Youth Soccer National League gaming circuit. The Regional-winning GU16 So Cal Blues are performing a dual role at the Nationals, as they are also attending as a National League representative.