supports CenCal Cosmos Soccer Club
CenCal Cosmos has announced an extension to their partnership with Valley Children’s Healthcare. This two-year commitment from the top pediatric healthcare network in the region will help the club keep expenses as low as possible for team members to ensure that as many kids as possible have a chance to participate, 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 are incredibly excited to continue our relationship with one of the best and most well-respected healthcare networks in the country,” 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 continue to enjoy the support of such an exemplary organization as Valley Children’s is a fantastic acknowledgment of the work we are doing.”
In addition, the partnership also provides players and families with invaluable opportunities to give back to the community by volunteering with the Valley Children’s Adaptive Sports Program, participating in the Annual Toy Drive and joining in hospital’s “Spirit of the Holidays” event that helps provide holiday cheer to families in need.
“Valley Children’s Healthcare is driven by our mission to continuously improve the health and well-being of our children, when they are in our hospital and physician practices, as well where they live, learn and play,” says Lynne Ashbeck, Valley Children’s senior vice president and chief community impact officer. “The chance to partner with CenCal Cosmos to support our kids in playing a lifelong sport like soccer, increasing their physical activity and contributing to their mental health and outlook is a real privilege.”
Cosmos players will continue to proudly display the Valley Children’s logo on home and away jerseys through May of 2024.
Botterill adds, “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 many 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 old’s, The Apprentice Program, a weekly clinic on Friday evenings for 4–9-year old’s 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 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 358-bed stand-alone children’s hospital that includes 28 regional NICU beds. In addition, the Valley Children’s Healthcare network includes specialty care centers, pediatric primary care practices 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. In 2021, U.S. News and World Report again named Valley Children’s one of the best children’s hospitals in the country in seven pediatric specialties. With more than 670 physicians and 3,500 staff, Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million children from Kern County to the state capital and from the Central Coast to the Sierra. For more information, please visit www.valleychildrens.org
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