Collegedale, Tenn. (Vocus) March 26, 2010
St. Robert's Soccer Club (SRSC) of Omaha won the Sunbelt Free Kicks $1,000 giveaway in February. They are the sixth US Youth Soccer Club to benefit from the monthly giveaways.
"We were completely taken by surprise at the notification of receiving the donation,” said Mike Bene, president of St. Robert's Soccer Club. "Like many clubs, we have families that want to participate but are having financial difficulties. Since we never turn away kids from our program for financial reasons, the donation will go a long way to helping with this need.”
In addition to the $1,000 donation, SRSC soccer players and their families and friends are earning more cash for their club by going online to SunbeltFreeKicks.com and entering codes located on specially marked box tops of Sunbelt granola bars and Sunbelt fruit and grain bars.
"We are so grateful to Sunbelt for their generous support of youth soccer in our area and across the country through their Free Kicks program,” said Bene. "We sincerely appreciate the donation, and will use it to further our cause of bringing quality recreational soccer to the youth of our community.”
"We're glad to be able to help the St. Robert's Soccer Club with its efforts of giving children at all levels the opportunity to enjoy the wonderful game of soccer,” said Jeff Badger, brand manager of Sunbelt. "The Sunbelt Free Kicks program has now given more than $20,000 in donations and prizes to players and soccer clubs. Nutrition and physical fitness are cornerstones of Sunbelt, and sponsoring US Youth Soccer is a great way to demonstrate our commitment in these areas.”
SRSC was selected out of more than 700 clubs across the nation that have entered the randomly drawn contest. The drawings are just one part of the Sunbelt Free Kicks program, a nationwide effort sponsored by Sunbelt that helps US Youth Soccer players and their families and friends raise money for soccer equipment, supplies and other club expenses.
McKee Foods, a family-owned and family-oriented company based in Collegedale, Tenn., introduced the Sunbelt brand in 1982. The Sunbelt brand includes 29 different varieties of cereal and snack products, including chewy granola bars, fudge dipped chewy granola bars, fruit & grain cereal bars, fruit snacks, cereals and more. To learn more about Sunbelt® snacks and cereals, visit http://www.sunbeltsnacks.com.
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