By Randy Vogt, Director of Public Relations, Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association
March 2, 2018-The Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL), the largest league in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA), is very pleased to announce its latest partnership with non-profit management experts and considered a one-stop shop for soccer clubs, Cogeo Sports & Entertainment.
Per the terms of the agreement, all LIJSL member clubs will have access to Cogeo’s expertise and services which include fundraising, sponsorships and tournament management. All LIJSL clubs will have access to educational resources and an opportunity to learn how each of these services can create an additional, positive revenue stream, in addition to membership dues, to support their operational needs.
“We are very pleased to partner with Cogeo Sports & Entertainment to provide this exciting opportunity to our member clubs to work with their management team. They can only benefit from Cogeo’s experience and success in developing and directing fundraising campaigns and have executed sponsorship deals for brands such Gatorade, Adidas, Topps, and Nissan,” commented LIJSL Director of Marketing & Member Services Steve Padaetz. “Their soccer-specific industry experience in assisting organizations with feasibility studies, such as the California Youth Soccer Association and East Bay United, to managing comprehensive fundraising initiatives for clubs and academies, such as with West-Mont United, the San Francisco Elite Academy and the YSC Academy, Cogeo’s suite of services will undoubtedly continue to promote the beautiful game and will only further assist our membership.”
Patrick Sampson, the CEO of Cogeo Sports & Entertainment, views the partnership as a tremendous opportunity for the league and its 104 member clubs.
He stated, “The LIJSL’s choice to partner with Cogeo is yet another example of the league’s industry leadership, vision and proactive approach to supporting the financial and operational success of its member clubs. Cogeo is excited to be an important resource for fundraising education, sponsorships and tournament management to ensure each member club has the long-term financial resources to achieve its operational mission.”
The new partnership will kick off at the LIJSL’s upcoming 36th Annual Convention on March 9 to 11 at the Huntington Hilton as Cogeo presents an education series specifically for LIJSL clubs.
Cogeo Sports & Entertainment provides organizational advice and development (fundraising), sponsorship and tournament management services to nonprofits to optimize their efficiency and long-term sustainability. Cogeo’s management team has 40 years of philanthropic management and fundraising experience raising over $600 million for more than 100 non-profit clients.
The Long Island Junior Soccer League was established in 1966. The not-for profit, Ronkonkoma, NY-based LIJSL is one of the largest youth soccer leagues in the United States. The League, with over 100-member clubs, more than 5,000 volunteers and almost 60,000 registered players, offers various youth soccer programs for participants from 5 to 19 years of age. For more info, please log on to http://www.lijsoccer.com
With over 100,000 youth soccer players––both boys and girls––and more than 25,000 volunteers, the non-profit Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) stretches from Montauk Point, Long Island to the Canadian border. Members are affiliated with 11 leagues throughout the association, which covers the entire state of New York east of Route 81. ENYYSA exists to promote and enhance the game of soccer for children and teenagers between the ages of 5 and 19 years old, and to encourage the healthy development of youth players, coaches, referees and administrators. All levels of soccer are offered––from intramural, travel team and premier players as well as Special Children. No child who wants to play soccer is turned away. ENYYSA is a proud member of the United States Soccer Federation and United States Youth Soccer Association. For more information, please log on to http://www.enysoccer.com/, which receives nearly 300,000 hits annually from the growing soccer community.