The Samsung-Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp brings its brand of world-class coaching to the U.S. for the first time
Ridgefield Park, NJ – July 18, 2012 ─ As the official sponsor of Chelsea Football Club, Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, launched the U.S. leg of the Samsung - Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp this weekend in Seattle. This global soccer program is designed to encourage children aged 9 to 13 to pursue their dreams and nurture athletic talent.
In the U.S., children in three cities – Seattle, New York, Miami – will have the chance to train with coaches from the English Premier League, Chelsea FC, and learn The Chelsea way through a series of skill drills designed to help refine their control, shooting, dribbling, and passing during the half-day camps. More than 500 children from Boys & Girls Club of America and children from local youth soccer teams will participate in these camps.
Chelsea FC is in the U.S. this month and playing matches in Seattle, New York, Philadelphia, and Miami.
”This opportunity with Samsung and Chelsea Football Club is a valuable part of our many successful initiatives to inspire healthy living and active learning in the young people we serve,” said Marvin Laster, BGCA’s director of Character and Citizenship. “Boys & Girls Clubs of America believes having young people participate in organized recreation activities, strengthens character, increases confidence, and enhances their ability to relate well to others.”
“We are very pleased to bring this program to the U.S. for the first time,” said Sunny Hwang, Vice President and Head of Global Sports Marketing at Samsung. “As the world’s largest consumer electronics company and a responsible company, Samsung believes in supporting and motivating children in our local communities by developing their potential to excel in areas that they have passion in. We hope to continue to provide excitement and great experience to football fans around the world.”
The Samsung-Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp, which became a global program in 2011, has been an important component of Samsung’s commitment to children’s health and well-being. Approximately 2,000 children from around the world have benefitted through this program. Another example of Samsung’s commitment to children that’s specific to the U.S. is a program called Ready, Set, Gold!. It combines the excitement of the Olympics and the importance of goal setting to help children combat childhood obesity and diabetes by pairing public schools with Olympians and Paralympians who visit schools several times a year to provide real-life examples of how to be successful and healthy in sport and in life.
The U.S. Samsung - Chelsea FC Youth Football Camp program schedule is as follows:
|Youth Camp||Exhibition Game|
|7/14-7/17: Seatle, Starfire Sports Complex||7/18: Seattle, Century Link Field (vs. Sounders)|
|7/20 -7/21: New York, Long Island University, Brooklyn campus||7/22: New York, Yankee Stadium (vs. Paris Saint Germain)|
|7/25: Philadelphia, PPL Park (vs. MLS All Star)|
|7/29 -7/30: Miami, Florida International University||7/28: Miami, Sun Life Stadium (vs. AC Milan)|