Press Release
CAL SOUTH SOCCER FOUNDATION AWARDS $100,000 IN GRANTS TO FIVE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PROGRAMS
August 01, 2011

For Immediate Release

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Media Contact:

Cal South Soccer Foundation, Shirley Ramirez,
888.429.7276 Ext. 1575, sramirez@calsouth.com

Cal South Soccer Foundation Awards $100,000 in Grants to Assist with Fields, Program Development and Provide Equipment within Southern California

Fullerton, CA (August 1, 2011) - The Cal South Soccer Foundation announced today it has awarded five non-profit organizations grants totaling $100,000 to assist with soccer field development, program development and to provide equipment.

The five organizations receiving the awards help to target soccer field, program and equipment needs throughout the Southern California area. The Foundation is excited to partner with such great organizations to help meet these needs.

The 2011 award recipients are as follows:

Escondido Soccer Club (Escondido, CA) - Field Development
People for Parks Charitable Fund (Venice, CA) - Medium Matching Grant
Saddleback Valley YMCA (Mission Viejo, CA) - Small Equipment Grant
San Marcos Soccer Club (San Marcos, CA) - Medium Matching Grant
Santa Anita Soccer Club (Arcadia, CA) - Small Equipment Grant

"On behalf of the Cal South Soccer Foundation Board of Directors, we are proud to have been able to provide funding that will help grow the game in southern California," said Foundation president David De Leon. "The Cal South Soccer Foundation will continue to seek programs and facilities that will help with our mission. And we would be remiss if we did not thank the Cal South [California State Soccer Association - South] for their continued support of the Foundation."

The Foundation would like to thank all of the grant applicants for contacting the organization and submitting their proposals. The next official grant cycle for the Cal South Soccer Foundation will open on October 1, 2011.

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About the Cal South Soccer Foundation:

The Cal South Soccer Foundation was established in 1999 with a passion for growing the game of soccer within Southern California one program, player and field at a time. The Foundation is a resource in the community to provide advice, financial and logistical support, and serve as a collaborative resource in creating outreach soccer programs and the development of soccer facilities in areas where such a need exists. The Foundation has challenged itself to create partnerships to raise and grant funds to assist in all of these areas.

Through grant-making, we strive to be an organization that is able to see the recipients of such grants develop and maintain sustainable programs, improve their existing operations and potentially develop soccer facilities that help reach communities in a positive way. Learn more about the Cal South Soccer Foundation at www.calsouth.com/cal-south-foundation/ .