I was thrilled to learn that we’d be receiving a $1,000 donation from Sunbelt. We’re a relatively young club that’s playing catch-up with the more established clubs in the area. So we’ll put the money to good use.
Collegedale, Tenn. (Vocus) February 22, 2010
Not even five years since it was established, The South Philadelphia Soccer Club (SPSC) has become a well-respected organization known for its competitive teams. The club's list of accomplishments includes city championships and league and tournament titles. Today, SPSC can add another victory to that list: winner of the Sunbelt® Snacks Free Kicks monthly $1,000 cash giveaway.
SPSC was selected out of more than 600 clubs across the nation that have entered the randomly drawn contest so far. The drawings are just one part of the Sunbelt Free Kicks program, a nationwide effort sponsored by Sunbelt Snacks that helps US Youth Soccer players and their families and friends raise money for soccer equipment, supplies and other club expenses.
"I was thrilled to learn that we'd be receiving a $1,000 donation from Sunbelt,” said Mark Casasanto, executive vice president of the SPSC. "We're a relatively young club that's playing catch-up with the more established clubs in the area. Some of these clubs have beautiful facilities with turf fields; we're still trying to raise enough money to purchase our first grass field. So we'll put the money to good use.
"What Sunbelt is doing through its Free Kicks program and sponsorship of US Youth Soccer is extremely important for the future of soccer, especially at the youth level,” added Casasanto. "Soccer is an expensive sport to play, and Sunbelt is helping us, and all the clubs affiliated with US Youth Soccer, keep the cost down for kids.”
Participants in the Sunbelt Free Kicks program earn cash for their soccer clubs by going online to SunbeltFreeKicks.com and entering codes located on specially marked box tops of Sunbelt Granola Bars and Sunbelt Fruit & Grain Bars. In addition to the money clubs earn from entering the codes, they are also automatically entered into the $1,000 monthly drawings, with a chance to also win the program's semi-annual $2,500 drawing.
"We're glad to be able to help the South Philadelphia Soccer Club with its efforts to build their young program,” said Jeff Badger, brand manager of Sunbelt Snacks. "I grew up in Pennsylvania and being part of a brand that's giving back to youth sports in my home state is rewarding. SPSC joins our list of Free Kicks winners that now includes soccer clubs from Alaska, Michigan, Illinois and Pennsylvania. Nutrition and physical fitness are cornerstones of Sunbelt Snacks and sponsoring US Youth Soccer is a great way to demonstrate our commitment in these areas.”
About Sunbelt® Snacks
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 Jammers, cereals and more. To learn more about Sunbelt® snacks and cereals, visit http://www.sunbeltsnacks.com.