Sockers Partner with Helen Woodward Center

For Immediate Release

SAN DIEGO – January 5, 2016 – The San Diego Sockers, 14-time Indoor Soccer Champions, have partnered with Helen Woodward Animal Center as their preferred animal adoption organization for 2017.

As part of the agreement between the two organizations, Helen Woodward Animal Center will be the presenting organization for Pet Appreciation Night with the Sockers, and signage around the team’s home venue, Valley View Casino Center.

“We are very excited to forge this new partnership,” said San Diego Sockers Director of Marketing & Public Relations. “Helen Woodward Animal Center shares our commitment to family friendly events and in supporting the local community in every way possible.”

Helen Woodward Animal Center will also leverage the new partnership with the Sockers to support national adoption campaigns, bring awareness to the organization and other exciting opportunities. Details on some of those exciting opportunities will be announced during the 2016-17 season, starting with the Sunday January 8th game vs Ontario Fury at the Valley View Casino Center pre-game fan fest from 2pm-4pm!

“What a great way to kick off the new year…Helen Woodward Animal Center is proud to help kick off a new partnership with the San Diego Sockers to help save the lives of orphaned pets in need and raise awareness about the importance of adopting your next best friend” said Renee Resko, Vice President of Development with Helen Woodward Animal Center.

About Helen Woodward Animal Center

Helen Woodward Animal Center is a private, non-profit organization where “people help animals and animals help people.” Founded in 1972 in Rancho Santa Fe, Calif., the Center provides services for more than 57,000 people and thousands of animals annually through adoptions, educational and therapeutic programs both onsite and throughout the community. Helen Woodward Animal Center is also the creator of the International Home 4 the Holidays pet adoption drive, the International Remember Me Thursday® campaign and The Business of Saving Lives Workshops, teaching the business of saving lives to animal welfare leaders from around the world. For more information, go to:

About the San Diego Sockers

Originally Founded in 1978, the San Diego Sockers ( are the most successful indoor soccer team in the sport’s history. The team has won a total of 14 indoor championships in the MISL, PASL and MASL leagues combined. In addition, the Sockers also set a U.S. pro sports record with the longest winning streak boasting 48 straight wins. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (866) 799-4625.