News Detail

CAL SOUTH TO DONATE OVER $300,000 TO TEAMS BOUND FOR REGIONAL & NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

May 20, 2011

May 20, 2011 (Fullerton, CA) - Continuing a long-standing tradition, Cal South will once again provide subsidies and entry fee payments - over $300,000 in total - to its Affiliate Member teams, youth and adult, which will be advancing to regional and national competitions this summer.

Cal South's Board of Directors convened a special meeting on the evening of May 19, 2011 to discuss the distribution of monetary support to teams advancing through the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and Presidents Cup Series. Cal South had set aside $260,000 in its approved annual budget for these donations, along with an additional $30,000 to be allocated towards paying the entry fees to both the regional and national championships for the two series.

The Board voted that $170,000 of the total would be divided equally amongst the 49 Cal South affiliate member teams ($3,469.39 apiece) that have qualified thus far to the 2011 US Youth Far West Regional Championships in Boise, Idaho and the 2011 US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup to be held in West Jordan, Utah, both in June. The teams in this list include the champions in the Cal South National Cup and the Sports Authority State Cup Presidents Division, all wild cards which have been determined to date and Cal South teams which qualified through their success in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional League and the US Youth Soccer National League.

"Our teams have worked hard to advance to these regional events," said Cal South President Johnnie Garza. "Cal South is very pleased that we can provide support for our clubs and teams as they advance. On behalf of the entire Cal South Board of Directors, State Tournaments Committee and staff, I wish for all of our Cal South teams to have a great experience and to play well at their regional competitions and beyond."

The remaining $90,000 has been set aside for subsidy allocation to support teams advancing from the regional competitions toward the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Championships in Phoenix, Arizona and the 2011 US Youth Soccer National Presidents Cup in Des Moines, Iowa. Both championship events will be held in July.

As a separate motion, the Cal South Board of Directors allocated a subsidy of $2,000 apiece for each of the six Affiliate Member adult teams representing Cal South at the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) National Cups, which includes a pair of separate regional competitions in Sacramento, California in May and June, and the USASA U23 National Cups Finals in Bowling Green, Kentucky in July.

For more about the US Youth Soccer Far West Regional Championships or the US Youth Soccer Region IV Presidents Cup, please visit www.regioniv.com.

For more about the US Youth Soccer National Championship Series and the US Youth Soccer Presidents Cup Series, please visit www.usyouthsoccer.org.

For more about the United States Adult Soccer Association's National Cups competitions, please visit www.usasa.com.