BREMERTON, Wash. — The Kitsap Pumas and local Boys & Girls Clubs on the Olympic Peninsula have entered into a partnership for the 2016 season, the club announced today. As part of the agreement, as many as three members will receive free admission to Pumas home games with a paying adult when they wear Boys & Girls Club apparel.
“This is another community outreach effort that we’re excited to begin,” Pumas head coach Cameron MacDonald said. “We hope the young Boys & Girls Club members can find role models to look up to and emulate on the field.”
Boys & Girls Clubs are spread throughout the Olympic Peninsula, with locations in Bremerton, Gig Harbor, Port Orchard, Kingston, Bainbridge Island and Belfair. They are part of the national network of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which strives to empower young people to realize their full potential.
“It quickly became apparent to me that I had a bunch of soccer fans on my hands,” said Liam McEvilly, the new program director at Bainbridge Island Boys & Girls Club. “This partnership with the Pumas is a great next step in creating a real passion for the sport among our members, while simultaneously giving extra exposure to a great local soccer franchise.”
To kick off the partnership, three members of the 2016 Pumas squad visited the Boys & Girls Club on Bainbridge Island on April 21, speaking to members about the free-admission promotion. The Pumas stuck around afterward to play games and interact with the young members.
In addition to Boys & Girls Club members, the Pumas have also extended an offer of free admission to members of any Olympic Peninsula youth soccer club wearing team apparel with a paying adult. The regular season kicks off at 7 p.m. on May 7 with a home match against the Victoria Highlanders at Gordon Field.
For the general public, adult tickets will cost $10. Senior tickets are available for $7.50, as well as youth tickets for $5. Tickets and details of all promotions are available on the club website.