Assemblywoman Susan A. Bonilla will host a free soccer clinic for girls on Saturday, Aug. 11 at Tesoro Fields in Concord. The goal is to help promote confidence in young girls while having a great time with some outstanding role models.
The clinic will be led by members of the women's semi-professional soccer team, the California Storm.
"This is an opportunity to celebrate the potential of our young girls from our community and acknowledge the 40-year anniversary of Title IX that supports their dreams,” said Bonilla. “I also look forward to watching the exhibition game between the California Storm and CVSC Team Revolution at Tesoro Fields with many families from our community."
“It’s an honor to have the Storm players using Tesoro Fields as a platform for these young girls and to encourage them to follow their dreams." said Vice-President and Tesoro Golden Eagle Refinery Manager, Steve Hansen.
"The Storm’s culture is deeply rooted in promoting teamwork and inspiring leadership through girls in sports. The Storm players are always encouraging others to be great role models to the community by not only striving for excellence on the field, but in all aspects of life. This event will give girls the opportunity to meet and learn firsthand from these accomplished players," said Jerry Zanelli, Head Coach the California Storm.
Many Storm players through the years have played on the US Olympic and World Champion National teams, like Alex Morgan, Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, and many collegiate all-stars. Ten former players from the Storm have moved up to play professionally for the Women's Professional Soccer (WPS) league. Currently, the Storm boasts of having Brazilian superstar Sissi on their roster, who was voted by FIFA as one of the best women soccer players in the world.
What: "Taking the World by Storm – Building Self-Confidence and Leadership Skills On & Off the Field." A Free Soccer Clinic for girls ages 10-16 led by semi-pro team the California Storm, registration is required and space is limited. Also, a free Women's Semi-Pro exhibition Game open to the public.
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012
Where: Tesoro Fields, 1743 Arnold Industrial Way, Concord
Time: Girls Free Soccer Clinic from 10:00am-1:00pm (Registration required)
Free Women's Semi-Pro Exhibition Game from 1:00 - 3:00pm (Open to the public) California Storm vs. Team Revolution