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Arizona Youth Soccer Association Announces Rated Sports Group As the Exclusive Title Sponsor For The 2017 AYSA Charity Golf Tournament


Arizona Youth Soccer Association Announces Rated Sports Group As the Exclusive Title Sponsor For The 2017 AYSA Charity Golf Tournament 

Golf tournament will be held December 15 at the Wildfire Golf Club 

PHOENIX (Monday, November 13, 2017) -- The Arizona Youth Soccer Association announces Rated Sports Group as the exclusive title sponsor for the upcoming AYSA Charity Golf Tournament that will be held on December 15, 2017, at the Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. Proceeds from the golf tournament will benefit AYSA member clubs who qualify for the 2018 US Youth Soccer Region IV Championships in Honolulu, Hawaii.
"Arizona Youth Soccer Association is very proud that Rated Sports Group is the exclusive presenting and title sponsor of the AYSA charity golf tournament for the next 3 years," says, Chris Webb, Director of Operations at AYSA.
Per the agreement, Rated Sports Group will sponsor seven holes and they will purchase a free foursome for every AYSA member club that enters six teams in the Phoenix Cup by December 5th. To register for the Phoenix Cup, visit Teams must be paid and accepted by December 5th to receive the free foursome. 
"I am extremely happy Rated Sports Group shares the same vision as AYSA in giving back to our community,"  says Leslie Johnson, Executive Director at AYSA. "Rated Sports Group is showing a commitment to making a difference to the youth of Arizona by becoming the title sponsor of our charity event."
The Phoenix Cup, which will be held from March 23-25, 2018, enters its fifth year and has grown from 90 teams to more than 300 teams while attracting some of the best clubs from the U.S. and Canada. In 2017, more than 85 college coaches registered for the weekend tournament. 
"Rated Sports Group is honored to extend this level of support to Arizona Youth Soccer and those teams qualifying for the USYS Region IV Championships. RSG proudly shares the same commitment to excellence in serving, representing, and giving back to the youth soccer programs in Arizona." said Michael Rocca, Managing Director for Rated Sports Group.
Founded in 1974, the Arizona Youth Soccer Association has played a significant role in expanding youth soccer throughout the state of Arizona.  During that time, AYSA has moved from an organization operated specifically by its Board of Directors from their homes, to a Phoenix based office with five full-time and one part-time staff members.  AYSA has realized a significant growth rate during the past four years of well over 100% from less than 25,000 in 2010/11 to over 43,000 in 2015/16.  No other US Youth Soccer State Association has realized similar growth during this time. AYSA Mission Statement:  "It is the mission of AYSA to foster the physical, mental and emotional growth and development of the state of Arizona's youth through the sport of soccer at all levels, ages and competition level."
Rated Sports Group is one of the most influential and recognized youth sporting event organizers in North America. Originally formed by running small sided camps and tournaments for local teams in California and Toronto, Rated Sports Group is a recognized brand behind the NYC Cup, Phoenix Desert Cup, Florida Coast Cup, Desert Super Cup and Canadian affiliate the Umbro Top Rated Showcase which draw competitive from around the globe.  Corporate website: