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EBSC Partners with Sky Blue Soccer

East Brunswick Soccer Club Partners with Sky Blue Soccer

Sky Blue Soccer announced today that the Somerset, NJ-based organization has established a partnership with East Brunswick Soccer Club. As part of the agreement, East Brunswick Soccer Club has purchased 100 season tickets for the debut season of Sky Blue FC in Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS).

The hometown club of Sky Blue FC star and Olympic Gold Medalist Heather O’Reilly, East Brunswick Soccer Club will receive additional added benefits from becoming a Sky Blue partner. Sky Blue FC kicks off its inaugural season on April 5th when it hosts FIFA World Player of the Year Marta and the Los Angeles Sol at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. (888-SBFC-TIX - tickets@skybluesoccer.com)

"We are extremely proud to be associated with East Brunswick Soccer Club," said Sky Blue FC General Manager and Head Coach Ian Sawyers. "They have been fundamental in the development of one of the top players in the country in Heather O’Reilly, and they deal with all of their players and teams with such respect. It’s clear that the investment in their programs comes from an enormous desire to help their players be successful athletes, and more importantly, well-rounded people."

The East Brunswick Soccer Club is a leader in New Jersey youth soccer. Founded in 1975, EBSC provides travel and recreation soccer opportunities to more than 1,500 boys and girls, ages 4-19, annually. In addition, EBSC annually hosts a number of recreation and travel tournaments. Its annual Labor Day Tournament attracts more than 215 participating teams.

"Our club feels very strongly about supporting Sky Blue FC, the WPS and one of our own, East Brunswick’s Heather O’Reilly," said Elizabeth McSpiritt, a travel coach and Vice President of Girls’ Recreation for East Brunswick Soccer Club. "We all want to see the league thrive. It’s great for our players, both the girls and boys, to see these great professional players up close and at a facility right in our backyard. We see this as a great way for us to continue to build excitement about soccer in our community, and we know our players, parents and coaches will appreciate this opportunity to support Women’s Professional Soccer."

Interested in getting your club involved? Sky Blue Soccer operates Sky Blue FC in Women’s Professional Soccer and the Sky Blue Soccer School, as well as many health initiatives. For more information on partnering with Sky Blue Soccer, contact Jill Appleheimer at (732) 271-7700 ext. 323 or at jappleheimer@skybluesoccer.com.

Sky Blue FC kicks off its first season in Women’s Professional Soccer when it hosts the Los Angeles Sol on April 5, 2009 at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ. Purchase tickets to the first two Sky Blue FC home games and save with the 2-Game Kickoff Special. Season Tickets are also available now for the 2009 inaugural WPS season. For more information, visit Sky Blue FC on the internet at www.SkyBlueFC.com or call 888-SBFC-TIX (888-723-2849).

For media inquiries, please contact:
Gloria Averbuch - gaverbuch@skybluesoccer.com - 732-271-7700 ext. 307

About Sky Blue Soccer
Sky Blue Soccer is a highly-respected soccer organization both in the United States and internationally. Sky Blue has developed an integrated program that allows soccer players to progress from the youth game to the amateur level to the professional ranks. Sky Blue Soccer is a founding member of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) - the new women’s professional soccer league that will kick off in April, 2009. Sky Blue Soccer also operates the Sky Blue Soccer School - a cutting-edge training program based on the principles used to train the world’s top female players.
Website: www.SkyBlueSoccer.com

About Sky Blue FC
Operated by Sky Blue Soccer, Sky Blue FC is the New Jersey/New York franchise in Women’s Professional Soccer - a new women’s pro soccer league that is set to kick off its first-ever season in Spring 2009. Sky Blue FC will play its home matches at Yurcak Field on the campus of Rutgers University in Piscataway, NJ. Sky Blue FC will operate under the direction of General Manager and Head Coach Ian Sawyers.
Website: www.SkyBlueFC.com

About Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS)
The mission of Women’s Professional Soccer (WPS) is to be the premier women’s soccer league in the world and the global standard by which women’s professional sports are measured. Play kicks off in the spring of 2009, with WPS teams based in the Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New Jersey/New York, St. Louis, and Washington, D.C. The league plans to expand in 2010 with the addition of Atlanta and Philadelphia, while working to secure a facility for a Dallas team for the second WPS season.
Website: www.WomensProSoccer.com


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