UCLA Athletics Welcomes Los Angeles Soccer Event Company, RED CARD EVENTS as Proud Sponsor of UCLA Men's and Women's Soccer.
Los Angeles, CA - October 20, 2016 - Sports marketing and event production company RED CARD EVENTS announced that they have signed on as a proud sponsor of UCLA Men’s and Women’s Soccer teams. This 2 year agreement will allow RED CARD EVENTS to promote, organize and create soccer events and community programming that will complement the current gameday experiences for the women and men’s program at UCLA.
UCLA has a great history of success for their soccer programs - The UCLA Men have won 4 National Championship and the UCLA Women’s soccer Team were NCAA Champions in 2013. In addition, UCLA has produced numerous professional soccer players and US National Team Men’s and and Women’s players including current US Women’s Players Sam Mewes, Mallory Pugh, Lauren Holiday, and Abby Dahlkemper.
“Soccer is getting ever more popular,” explained Red Card Event’s President Laurie Baral, “and our company’s goal is to engage the community to the tremendous potential of this game. We look to empower young girls and boys, and adults to take advantage of the opportunities in sports, academics and positive mental mindset.”
RED CARD EVENTS has worked with Los Angeles Galaxy for the past 3 years, creating day-long VIP soccer Gameday experiences at StubHub Center with the Los Angeles Galaxy, the most successful professional Soccer Team in the United States. During the current MLS Season, RED CARD EVENTS produced 4 LA Galaxy events throughout the year with over 2000 people from throughout Southern California from different groups and organizations joining the RED CARD EVENTS Community Soccer Series.
RED CARD EVENTS is planning their expanded 2017 schedule of events that will include UCLA Soccer events, Soccer education and seminars featuring top class athletes and coaches, tournaments, and many other unique and special Soccer Events. Events will include partnerships with soccer club teams, training facilities, supporters clubs, and professional teams and leagues.
RED CARD EVENTS has supported local and national charities such as Soccer Without Borders, Tiyya Foundation, SOVA food bank, and the VIP Program at AYSO.
Red Card Events wishes to thank Patrick Purcell-Jones and Derek R. Hibbard of IMG, and Danial J. Johnson of UCLA Athletics for their assistance in making this sponsorship a reality.
RED CARD EVENTS
Laurie Baral / President
15821 Ventura Blvd. Suite #500 Encino, CA 91436
Joel Baral / CFO-Soccer Fanatic
UCLA Double Alumni 1988/2013
Danial J. Johnson / UCLA Athletics
325 Westwood Plaza Los Angeles, CA 90095
Patrick Purcell-Jones - Derek R. Hibbard / IMG College
310.267.4867 Patrick.PurcellJones@img.com / Derek.Hibbard@img.com
10960 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 980, Los Angeles, CA, 90024
MAY 22 - RED CARD EVENT brings groups from all over LA to watch the LA Galaxy - San Jose California Classico
RED CARD EVENTS provides another great LA Galaxy event.
We always love when San Jose scores an Own-Goal for The Galaxy!…….The California Classico is always an exciting game. Each year LA Galaxy take on rival San Jose Earthquakes at StubHub Center and its always a great game. Red Card Events brought 500 people to the game and 250 people participated in The RED CARD pre-game event. The purchase of a ticket provides just so much more than a seat to watch the game. We also provided 55 on-field experiences to our RED CARD EVENT ticketholders; sitting on player's benches for both home and away teams was the highlight for many. The others were part of the high-five line and center circle banner spots on the field. Either way, our participants got to experience the fun of being on the field with their favorite players,
This year, Red Card Events hosted a pre-game event with mini-soccer tournaments being played on LA Galaxy practice fields, along with free, private tailgate and a great Sideline East to watch the game. Red Card brought groups from all over Southern California to the game including Real SoCal, EuroClub, and Barca-CA. Red Card and donated 30 tickets to the Tiyya Foundation for their group and coaches to come to the event, play and watch the LA Galaxy - for many it was their first professional soccer match.. We all traveled from San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana and beyond to drive the distance to the StubHub to experience this great sport of soccer.
We set up our tailgating tents early, and started the barbecues and provided a great atmosphere before the game. Many were newcomers to StubHub Center and enjoyed the sense of community this sport embraces.
Our sponsor TOPPS www.TOPPS.com provided the group with MLS soccer cards for the participants, and Kick Like A Girl provided us with a great product, Penta bracelets with charms - also available for purchase on www.RedCardEvents.com.
Mark your calendars for the next two Red Card Events: August 7 LA Galaxy vs. NY Red Bulls, and September 11 LA Galaxy vs. Orlando City FC. So before that, sit back and watch all the great soccer not only Galaxy has to offer, but the COPA, the Euros and the Olympics. See you on the field cheering for the Galaxy.
4-10 Red Card Event Draws Hundreds of Fans to Pre-Game Community Soccer Event as LA Galaxy Draw the-Timbers 1-1
4-10 Red Card Event Draws Hundreds of Fans to Pre-Game Community Soccer Event as LA Galaxy Draw the-Timbers 1-Bringing the love of soccer to the community, on April 10 - RED CARD EVENTS brings soccer experience to a new level. Before the Galaxy-Timbers Game April 10th participants got to play soccer on Galaxy practice fields, eat, and hang out with old and new friends at a private tailgate, and watch the GALAXY-TIMBERS game in great seats with the group. Tadeo from Soccer Workout www.Cuerpaso.com got the players warmed up and showed the exercise value of soccer. Our wonderful volunteers led Red Card players in soccer skills stations and finally teams were formed for a informal action soccer Tournament. Some kids were awarded the experience walking with an MLS player onto the pitch in the pre-game procession - a true opportunity of a lifetime they will never forget.
The LA GALAXY match against the MLS Defending Portland Timbers ended in a 1-1 draw after MLS Cup Hero Nat Borchers headed in an own goal in the final minutes. Nigel de Jong’s tackle of Darlington Nagbe brought on a Yellow Card and ultimately a Three game suspension.
Red Card Events first soccer game day event of the 2016 Season at the LA Galaxy game last Sunday, April 10 was a great success. We brought together over 500 people from al over Los Angeles community to offer a great soccer experience to fans, families, friend alike. Red Card has formed a partnership with the LA Galaxy for the 2016 MLS season. IN Addition to the 4-10 game agains the Timbers, RED CARD COMMUNITY SOCCER EVENTS will include 5-22 AGainst San Jose Earthquakes, 8-7 against the NY Red Bulls, and 9-11 when the LA Galaxy host the purple Orlando FC for the first time ever in StubHub Center. RED CARD EVENTS plans on bringing fun experiences to people who have either NEVER been to a game or fanatics who can experience the game they love.
We brought many groups together for such a fun afternoon. Groups from Welby Charter School from the San Fernando Valley, Barcelona CA FC, a soccer club located in Calabasas, CA, Real Socal, a soccer club located in West San Fernando Valley, AYSO players, Avid soccer fans and friends, entertainment partners, and even some people who had never been to a professional soccer game.
Red Card provided 500 tickets for the community, and seats range from General Admission, all the way to midfield and Sideline and sections where the players come out to the field.
Every guest that met us on the practice fields before the game went home with special VIP Red Card Lanyards containing 2 packages of MLS soccer cards provided by sponsor, TOPPS.
20 kids were chosen to walk out on the field with an MLS player. Walking hand in hand with these kids’ heroes was amazing experience a day these kids would never forget.
We have three more events coming up: May 22 vs. San Jose Earthquakes, August 7 vs. NY Red Bulls, and September 11 vs. Orlando FC. Please contact Laurie Baral at (323) 702-2532 or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and how you could bring a group together for this event and create a fun, unforgettable day. Tickets for all Events available at www.RedCardEvents.com
Boots and Cleats - Letting Go
Cleaning out the garage we were finally able to let go of our families historical record of soccer and baseball cleats. They are now in the Goodwill Industries gift stream and we hope the find good homes.
Blazer Con 2015 November 13-14, 2015 - Joel Baral
I did it - got my tickets and planned my trip. Pies, Guiness, Pregnant Chelsea Fans, Soccer Commissioners and Fans Dressed as Marouane Fellaini with a Jack Wilshire doll eating his chest. Part soccer trade show, part Brooklyn soccer pub on a Saturday morning, part international sportfest at a convention center. Our favorite funny soccer loving podcasting brits put on quite a party and I was first in line. Literally. BlazerCon 2015 was the live manifestation of the cult that has grown up around hosts Michael Davies (Davo) Roger Bennett (Rog) MenInBlazers - Podcast, now TV show that this year moved onto NBCSN. It's on at 10pm on Tuesdays except when moved for hockey or rowing, or whatever non-soccer sports runs over. These two bald not very good looking gents wear blazers talk about soccer - always positive, well informed, passionate. They focus on the big and small and so did BlazerCon.
Some highlights -