At Angel City, they plan to extend these benefits to as many individuals as possible, and they plan on doing just that, alongside announced official casino partner, Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel.
The California based side have released the following statement about their partnership:
“Because of our shared values and commitment to strengthening our communities, Yaamava’ and ACFC will activate the Angel City Sponsorship Model, structured for every team partner to make a charitable impact in the Inland Empire. In addition to the camps, our collective impact will include hosting a local Inland Empire Youth Team to an ACFC VIP game experience starting in the club’s inaugural 2022 season.
The costs of participating in and running sports clinics can act as a barrier to entry for lower-income youth. To that end, ACFC and Yaamava’ will be providing soccer instruction predominantly at schools in which most children qualify for free or reduced lunches. In a clinic designed for 150 youth players, ages 7-14, ACFC’s community coaches will deliver a unique combination of soccer training and personal development for all participants. In addition to the clinic itself, ACFC will donate new soccer equipment, including balls and pinnies, to a local sports program. ”
Proceeds from this exciting sponsorship will be used to support the Inland Empire region of Southern California youth through a series of soccer camps that will help promote physical activity and education.
“Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is delighted to announce our partnership with Angel City Football Club,” said Rikki Tanenbaum, Chief Operating Officer for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “The Tribe partners with organizations that share its values, and ACFC’s mission to strengthen our Southern California communities through the empowerment of youth and greater inclusivity is one that resonates with us deeply.”
ACFC Head of Revenue, Jessica Smith said of the deal that “Our partnership with Yaamava’ is a long-anticipated announcement, and we are proud to welcome them as a founding partner. Our goal at Angel City is to make an impact that spreads far and wide across the vast region within and adjacent to Los Angeles. With Yaamava’, we are expanding our footprint of community impact, starting with our one-of-a-kind youth clinics.”