As Sporting San Diego enters its third year of operations, we would like to reflect on some key relationships that have been built and have contributed to the overall success of the club.
It goes without saying that without our amazing sponsor, Dixieline Home and Lumber Center, Sporting San Diego would have had an extremely difficult time, if not impossible time, getting off the ground and quickly becoming one of the elite Soccer Clubs representing San Diego. They have stuck by our side since day one contributing not only financially, but as a partner just as eager for club success as the club itself. In its interactions with Sporting, Dixieline continuously pushes the image and reputation of the club without mentioning the benefits to Dixieline. Sporting San Diego tries its best to give back to Dixieline, but, the relentlessness and professionalism of the Dixieline management team makes that difficult! They simply are an unselfish team that have recognized and believe in the Sporting San Diego mission! The players and families proudly wear our gear with the Dixieline logo represented and will continue to do so in the future. Thanks to Dixieline, we were introduced this past holiday season to the SD Nice Guys event for families that could use some help during the holidays. It was with great pleasure that through the combined effort of Dixieline and Sporting San Diego we were able to donate truckloads of toys to 800 families! We look forward to improving this performance in the following years! Thank you Dixieline Home and Lumber Center for being an amazing sponsor, but, more importantly, an incredible partner on a mission to bring the best soccer experience to the youth of San Diego!
As I mentioned above, Sporting San Diego prides itself on building the best relationships possible to succeed as an organization. In order to fulfill its mission, it has to be more than just teaching and playing soccer. We must look good, contributing to the image of the club and act in accordance with some key beliefs. Another key relationship that was built was with Prime Sports. Since establishing the club, Prime Sports has helped Sporting build brand recognition throughout the community. Whether it is a practice, game, or large tournament, Sporting San Diego stands out of the crowd with their sharp presence. Thank you Prime Sports for helping us build and maintain that image with high quality product, not only for our players and coaches, but, for the massive fan base of Sporting San Diego.
The La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Parks and Recreations has also been a great ally towards club recognition and community involvement. Sporting San Diego has only scratched the surface on teaming up with city and hopes to contribute more in the future. We continue to look for was to volunteer for city events or to contribute to the overall good for the City of La Mesa. Most of our extra-curricular activities happen in La Mesa and we want to make sure that continues. Our annual fundraiser, Baller Bonanza, continues its annual success at the La Mesa rec center. Many of the local businesses benefit from Sporting SD presence at their establishments. This bond with the city of La Mesa will continue to grow as we drive more community events throughout La Mesa. Thank you La Mesa Chamber of Commerce and the La Mesa Parks and Recreations for allowing us into your family!
In summary, soccer at times can be overwhelming with just practices, games and tournaments. But, in reality, this is the easy part. Being part of something greater is more important and a lesson we want our players to learn at Sporting San Diego. To do this, it requires countless hours of volunteer work an working with amazing organizations like the ones listed above. We will continue looking for all opportunities to separate Sporting San Diego from other soccer clubs. And we believe these relationships that we have built and continue to bolster will do just that. So, one more huge THANK YOU from Sporting San Diego to all involved in helping us drive towards realizing the mission and vision of the club!