Beat teams up with Georgia soccer
February 17, 3:38 PM WPS Examiner Giovanni Albanese Jr.
Atlanta Beat General Manager Shawn McGee and Georgia Soccer Executive Director Rick Skirvin announced a partnership between the newest Women’s Professional Soccer franchise and the Georgia State Soccer Association.
“As we strive to be the focus of soccer in the Southeast, this partnership plays a major role in supporting the local soccer community and provides both educational and entertainment value for soccer fans across the state,” said McGee.
The Georgia State Soccer Association, more commonly referred to as Georgia Soccer, is the authorized state youth and adult association for Georgia and includes over 100 youth soccer member organizations in addition to over a dozen at the adult level.
“We are tremendously excited about the first world-class soccer facility in the state of Georgia, and we believe in the growth this partnership will bring,” said Skirvin. Through this partnership, the Atlanta Beat will provide role models to young, aspiring players through interaction between Georgia youth players and the stars of the Beat, will work to create an affinity with the adult players in Georgia, and will also help generate revenue for the State Association by creating new sponsorship opportunities for Georgia Soccer.
“The Atlanta Beat is proud to partner with the Georgia State Soccer Association,” said McGee. “As the game becomes a key part of the local sports landscape, this partnership helps grow the number of players, coaches, referees, and fans,” said Skirvin. “It will ensure the longtime growth of the sport and will enhance the sustainability of soccer at every level possible.”