Vail Valley Spotlight: Vail Valley Soccer Club
Vail, CO Colorad
Executive Director/president: Jennifer Vance
Location: Brookside Building, 37347 Hwy 6, Suite 202, Avon
Phone number: (970) 845-5022
Web address: http://www.vailsoccer.com
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Years in business: 20
What is the organization’s mission and who benefits from its work?
Vail Valley Soccer Club is a premier club dedicated to developing players to compete at the highest level by bringing together committed parents, coaches and players. Vail Valley Soccer Club (VVSC) provides competitive soccer programs and training in both a fall and spring season to local youth, ages 9-18.
Where does your funding come from?
Approximately 65 percent of our funding is generated through program registration fees; the remainder is raised through individual donations, corporate sponsorships, grants and events. In addition, the club hosts the Vail Valley Cup each October, which is one of the premier classic and challenge level tournaments in Colorado and generates nearly 20 percent of the overall annual budget. More than 100 teams travel from all corners of the state to participate in the Cup, which is a weekend of competition, camaraderie and fun.
How many staff members work for you?
One full-time,15 seasonally
Anything else you’d like the community to know about the organization?
The club provides more than two dozen athletes with financial assistance each year. One of our primary goals is to increase the amount of assistance that we are able to provide, making our programs accessible to all local young athletes with a dream of playing soccer, regardless of their financial means.
We believe that the values learned through our programs will allow our athletes to improve their lives both personally and professionally. Commitment, setting goals and achievement of those goals are universal life lessons ” we strive to teach our young participants that these important values will benefit them in all aspects of life as they grow and mature.
Contact Community Editor Lauren Glendenning at 970-748-2983 or email@example.com.