Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Sounders U23 and Puget Sound Orthopaedics/Proliance team up again
The Sounders U23 team started their development program in 2012 with deep roots already planted in the south sound. As part of the development process, Puget Sound Orthopaedics, a division of Proliance Surgeons, has been in partnership with Sounders U23 and the partnership has helped many players work to achieve the goal of playing at the next level.
“The partnership with Puget Sound Orthopaedics and Proliance is important to us and we are happy to have them as the presenting partner for our Sounders U23 team,” explained Darren Sawatzky, Sounders U23 Head Coach and General Manager, “They have provided resources and opportunities to our players that are paramount to the success of our program.”
Mike Jennings, who helps coach with Sawatzky as well as manage the medical staff for the Sounders U23 team, fostered the relationship early with the Tacoma Tide in Tacoma. The Sounders U23 program took over the Tide’s registration in the PDL and with the new program, Puget Sound Orthopaedics and Proliance continue to help the young players chasing the dream of professional soccer.
“I am personally grateful and excited to again welcome my longtime friends at Puget Sound Orthopaedics, a division of Proliance Surgeons, as the presenting sponsor to our Seattle Sounders U23 and Sounders Women programs in 2017. Their steadfast commitment to local community efforts such as ours, plus the excellence and care their physicians and staff deliver every day, make them a great and natural partner,” stated Mike Jennings, Sounders U23.
As the 2017 PDL season takes shape, the strong relationship between the Sounders U23 team and their long-time partners will again foster opportunities for these young aspiring athletes.
“Local sports play a vital role in our communities and we are honored to sponsor the Sounders U23 and Sounders Women programs in 2017,” says April Gibson from Puget Sound Orthopaedics and Proliance.
The Sounders U23 team opens the 2017 PDL season on May 19th at Bonney Lake high school against the Portland Timbers U23 team. Season Tickets are available at http://soundersu23seasonticket.eventzilla.net/web/event?eventid=2138891287 and information about Sounders U23 can be found at www.soundersu23.com.