“We are very excited about this partnership, and what it means for CenCal Cosmos and our families,” says Cosmos Director of Coaching Kevin Botterill. “Valley Children’s is a shining example of the best of the Central Valley and their mission dovetails perfectly with our commitment to the health and welfare of our local youth. For our club to have the support of such a trusted organization as Valley Children’s is fantastic acknowledgment of the work we are doing.”
This two-year commitment from the top pediatric healthcare network in the region will help our club keep expenses as low as possible for team members, while maintaining the highest level of professional soccer training. Funds will be used to employ coaches, purchase equipment and support areas that directly impact our young players.
“We know that it is important for children to have opportunities to play and engage in physical activity,” says Lynne Ashbeck, Valley Children’s Senior Vice President of Community Engagement and Population Wellness. “Kids who are active have a decreased risk of developing health problems, like obesity and diabetes. Physical activity is also key to a child’s emotional wellbeing. Valley Children’s is proud to sponsor CenCal Cosmos and look forward to encouraging more children to get out there and have fun.”
You will see our players proudly displaying Valley Children’s logo on the home and away jerseys through May of 2020.
Thank you to Valley Children’s and to our families here at CenCal Cosmos Soccer Club.
About CenCal Cosmos
CenCal Cosmos has grown quickly since its inception in 2013 to become the preeminent youth development soccer program in the Central Valley. With two outright NorCal State Championships, two runners up places and numerous top ten finishes, as well as, countless league and tournament victories, Cosmos have rapidly established themselves as competing at the very top of Northern California soccer. Cosmos has placed a large number of players into college soccer programs and boasts the 2017 National Junior College Player of the Year, Danielle Pacheco as an alum. Additionally, Cosmos demonstrates their commitment to growing soccer in the Fresno area by providing various additional programs such as a Parent and Me class for 2-3 year olds, The Apprentice Program, a weekly clinic on Friday evenings for 4-9 year olds not yet playing competitive soccer, and various camps, clinics and futsal programs. For more information about CenCal Cosmos visit cencalcosmos.com or call (559) 322-1797.
About Valley Children’s Healthcare
Valley Children’s Healthcare – one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the nation – provides Central California’s only high-quality, comprehensive care exclusively for children, from before birth to young adulthood. Our network offers highly specialized medical and surgical services to care for children with conditions ranging from common to the highly complex at its 330-bed stand-alone children’s hospital or in one of their three neonatal units (28 beds) located across the Valley. In addition, the Valley Children’s Healthcare network includes specialty care centers, pediatric primary care practices, urgent care center and women’s health services.
Our family-centered, pediatric services extend from a leading pediatric cancer and blood diseases center on the West Coast, and a pediatric heart center known for its expertise and pioneering treatments, to a Regional Level IV neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), the highest level referral center between Los Angeles and the Bay Area.
Valley Children’s was the first children’s hospital west of the Rockies to receive Magnet Nursing designation, the highest nursing benchmark in the world. It is also one of the fewer than 10 pediatric intensive care units in the nation to have received the Beacon Award of Critical Care Excellence. With more than 575 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million children in its 12-county service area.
For more information, please visit www.valleychildrens.org