So when the city's indoor soccer pitch needed a sponsor, we were more than happy to step up.
Vernon Toyota is proud to be the official sponsor of the soccer facility, and has donated $15,000 towards local efforts to get the centre up and running, so that local players from North Okanagan the chance to practice all year round in a dry environment, while gearing up for local championships.
The full sponsorship that Vernon Toyota has pledged will run for six years, which means that in total, Vernon Toyota will donate $90,000 to the facility.
“We're really excited about it, because we like to do a lot of things to promote active lifestyles,” said Oliver Orlie, our Sales Manager here at Vernon Toyota.
“Between this and the go-karting team it's a great year for sports-related partnerships. We really love soccer and skiing, we were thrilled to step up to the plate.”
Located in Okanagan Landing, next to Marshall Field, the soccer facility was opened in 2006 and already had a sponsor. According to Vernon’s Morning Star newspaper, 2,200 soccer players are registered with the North Okanagan Youth Soccer Association (NOYSA), and another 1,300 signed up for the Thompson Okanagan FC (TOFC), Whitecaps Academy, and other various adult leagues.
The pledge by Vernon Toyota is crucial to ensuring that our kids and youth have a safe, indoor space to continue playing soccer, whether it’s just for fun and to keep up with an active and healthy lifestyle, or to hone those skills for the big leagues.
Whether you’re cheering on your all-star, or rooting for the whole neighbourhood team, soccer moms and dad often take turns driving each other’s kid to practice. You’ll need a reliable Toyota vehicle, and that’s where we can help!
Right now at Vernon Toyota, we have several Toyota vehicle specials that feature vehicles that are meant for an active lifestyle, with savings up to $1,500! The 2016 Toyota RAV4 is always a Canadian family favourite, and the 2016 Toyota Sienna is always a crowd-pleaser. Toyota SUVs and minivans sit anywhere from 5-8 passengers, have great cargo options with handy 60/40 split seats, and of course, hands-free convenience like sliding doors and keyless entry.
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