August 6, 2010

Illinois' UCSB Gauchos Win Frontier Days Tournament

Aug. 6, 2010

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - An Illinois U-9 boy's soccer team that calls themselves the UCSB Gauchos and wears Gaucho soccer shirts donated by the UCSB soccer staff, won the Frontier Days 3 v. 3 Soccer Tournament on July 4 in Arlington Heights, Ill. The UCSB Gauchos went undefeated during throughout the tournament and advanced to the final game, which they won by a 5-1 score.

The UCSB soccer program has a habit of giving back to youth soccer and providing inspiration to younger players. In 2010, UCSB soccer will be running several community outreach programs.

Serve as a Ball Boy/Girl
Youth soccer teams can now sign up to serve as ball boys or girls at UCSB men's and women's soccer games. To register your team, click here.

Have Gauchos Coach Your Practice
As part of the Gauchos Give community outreach initiative, UCSB soccer players will be filling in as guest coaches for local soccer teams. The Gauchos will run a one-hour practice for your team at Storke Field on the UCSB campus. To sign your team up, click here.

Play at Halftime
UCSB will continue its tradition of having youth teams play at halftime of home games this year. To sign your team up to play on the same pitch as some of collegiate soccer's finest, click here.

Gauchos Give Game Nights
Under the Gauchos Give Tickets program, UCSB will be offering family nights for local elementary, middle school and junior high Parent Teacher Associations. On these family nights, students will receive free admission while parents and school faculty get in for just $3. The students have the opportunity to take part in the pre-game introduction tunnel that the players run through onto the field and can also take part in the post-game autograph session. To register your school, click here.

GKids - Gaucho Pride No Matter the Size!
GKids is the official kids club of UCSB Athletics. Members receive a free GKids t-shirt, free admittance to tons of Gaucho games, opportunities to be ball boys and girls at games, a special birthday greeting from Olie (the GKids mascot) and much, much more! For more information on GKids, or to become a member, please click here.

Meet the Gauchos
Following every home match, several Gaucho players will be available to sign autographs for fans.

Soccer Town Playground
Before and after every home game, kids can partake in fun and games at the enhanced Soccer Town Playground, which features several fun inflatables for young Gaucho fans to enjoy.

For more information on all of these programs and to register, click here.

Season tickets for the 2010 soccer season are now available. All season ticket packages include tickets for the 2010 Men's College Cup, which is being hosted by UCSB on Dec. 10-12 at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. Individual season tickets start at just $75 and include one ticket to all home men and women's regular season games and one 2010 Men's College Cup all-session ticket. UCSB staff and faculty can purchase their season tickets for a reduced rate of $50.

To purchase your tickets for the 2010 soccer season or for more information, please call (805) 893-UCSB, visit the Ticket Office located inside the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or buy online by clicking here.

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