Sockers Announce Pre-season Charity Exhibition vs NC Battalion
September 7, 2016 (Carlsbad, CA)
The San Diego Sockers will be moving their talents to the outdoor arena for a special preseason game next month. Sockers will take on local semi-professional team North County Battalion in a charity exhibition benefitting The Challenged Athletes Foundation®. On Sunday, October 9th, San Diego Sockers will travel to Del Norte High School to bring San Diego’s soccer community together for a charitable cause. Kickoff is scheduled for 12:20pm at Del Norte High School (16601 Nighthawk Ln, San Diego, CA 92127) with $2 from every ticket sold benefitting the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The San Diego Sockers have scheduled this special outdoor exhibition match under the leadership of new General Manager and former Sockers player, Sean Bowers. “It brings me back to when the Sockers played in the NASL before winning all those championships in the 80’s. Sockers were dominant back then and its something we want to get back to this season (and for many to come). What better way to re-start a winning tradition than to play against an emerging local team for a great cause?”
North County Battalion is a local expansion semi-professional outdoor team that has realized some early success on and off the field. NC Battalion plays in the National Premier Soccer League, the 4th division of the American soccer pyramid, and has started to gain some traction amongst the soccer community in San Diego. Exciting home games (i.e. GOALS!), a vibrant game day atmosphere and a local flair in North County San Diego has made NC Battalion a great soccer product to watch.
NC Battalion owner Jason Barbato commented, “We’re excited to bring two great San Diego clubs together, both of whom have fantastic game day atmospheres, in a community building celebration of soccer. It’s an honor for NCB to host such a well-known and successful organization such as the San Diego Sockers during our fall season. We hope to keep the working relationship strong and grow the pro soccer culture together for years to come.”
The Challenged Athletes Foundation® provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. They are well known for helping individuals to reach their fitness goals, even helping train Paralympic winning athletes! The Challenged Athletes Foundation will receive $2 from every ticket sold at the exhibition match and will give some of their athletes a chance to meet current and former professional soccer players.
“It is a fantastic local charity that we are excited to partner with. It’s incredible what they do to help people from all walks of life. We are excited to be part of an event that will help CAF continue their mission.” –Ian Cook, Director of Marketing, San Diego Sockers
San Diego Sockers vs NC Battalion
Kickoff 12:20pm, Gates open at 11:45pm
Sunday October 9th, 2016
Del Norte High School - 16601 Nighthawk Ln, San Diego, CA 92127
Pre-Sale Tickets available HERE