Celebrate the end of the school year with Ventura County Fusion soccer

ambulance arial, case sans-serif;”>Kick off the beginning of summer with the Ventura County Fusion soccer team during a “School’s Out Party!” on Thursday, June 11, at 7 p.m. at the Ventura College Stadium.

Ventura County Fusion will face off against the Southern California Seahorses in an action-packed game that will benefit FOOD Share, Ventura County’s food bank, with a portion of ticket sales.

Ventura County Credit Union will be sponsoring a rally towel hand-out to the first 400 kids in line. 20 percent of the proceeds from the evening of fun will go to FOOD Share.

VC Fusion is a semi-pro soccer club that participates in the Western Conference’s Southwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL), an official operation of United Soccer Leagues. VC Fusion has won three division titles, reaching the playoffs for six consecutive seasons, and claiming the PDL Championship in 2009. The club is also a record holder in the renowned United States Open Cup, as Fusion has won a match in each of the last five seasons.

The club also has a non-profit arm that works with 10,000 young people every year through camps where they learn about soccer from an experienced, international coaching staff, as well as the team’s roster of experienced players.

Tickets cost $10 for Adults and $5 for Youths, and can be purchased online ahead of the game at http://fusionfoodshare.nightout.com/. Presale tickets are sold at a discounted rate. Tickets will also be sold at the VC Sportsplex box office on the night of the event. The box office opens at 6pm.

FOOD Share offers food to more than 74,500 people a month in Ventura County through more than 180 partner agencies.

For information about FOOD Share, call 805-983-7100 or go online to http://www.foodshare.com.

ventura.county.creditAbout Ventura County Credit Union:

Ventura County Credit Union was chartered in 1950. It is the largest credit union headquartered in Ventura County, with seven offices, over 65,000 members and $700 million in total assets. It offers a complete line of loans, federally insured savings, 24-hour electronic access services and more. Call 1-800-339-0496 or visit www.vccuonline.net for more information.
About the Ventura County Fusion

The Fusion, established in 2006, plays in the Premier Development League (PDL) of the United Soccer League (USL). Considered one of the most successful franchises in the league’s history for multiple milestones. Since its inaugural season in 2007, Fusion has reached the third round of the US Open Cup, claimed three Southwest Division Championships, and was crowned PDL National Champions in 2009. Fusion has helped more than 70 players sign professional contracts over the last eight years, and has hosted top international and club teams from around the world in Ventura County, including Scotland’s famed Glasgow Rangers, who Fusion defeated 3-1 at the VC Sportsplex in July 2014.

food-shareAbout FOOD Share:

More than 35 years ago, eight citizens performed a good deed by distributing food to those who were in need underneath a Ventura bridge. The early philanthropic movement quickly formed into what is now Ventura County’s regional food bank, FOOD Share, which has grown from serving a few hundred hungry people per month to 74,500 people. Today, staff and volunteers distribute more than 10 million pounds of food annually from two warehouses; more than 180 partner agencies, which include neighborhood and church food distributions and soup kitchens; as well as hunger assistance programs. FOOD Share’s programs provide healthy nutrition and education to children, families and seniors, which include: Kids’ Farmers Market, SENIOR Share, Nutrition Education, Community Market, SoCal Gas CARE Program and more. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, FOOD Share is a member of the Feeding America network, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. For more information about FOOD Share, visit www.foodshare.com. Find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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