Columbia, Md. – Maroon PR, a full-service public relations and marketing agency, today announced it has added three new clients to its sports, nonprofit and hospitality portfolios. National and regional organizations including the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Share Our Strength and Big Cork Vineyards will be working with the agency to enhance their various communications and branding needs such as media relations, event management and social and digital media marketing. 

“As we approach our 8-year anniversary, I’m very proud to see our company’s growth and evolution as we continue to expand our client divisions,” said John Maroon, President of Maroon PR. “We look forward to working with these remarkable brands and leveraging our expertise and knowledge to assist them in reaching their marketing communications goals.”

The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the major charitable arm of soccer in the United States, is a recognized leader in sports-based youth development programs for children in underserved, urban communities. Since its founding in 1994, the organization has provided more than $60 million in funding to create and sustain innovative programs across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Maroon PR will handle the media relations for the U.S. Soccer Foundation, focusing on national and market-to-market media outreach to support its various campaigns and events. 

Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign aims to end childhood hunger in this nation by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day. The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority. Maroon PR will be managing media relations efforts for the campaign in the state of Maryland to garner awareness for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign,.

Nestled on 100 rolling acres in Maryland’s Pleasant Valley, Big Cork Vineyards is one of the largest vineyards in Western Maryland. To date, Big Cork has won six awards from the Maryland Governor’s Cup Competition and five Maryland Wine masters Choice Awards, including Best in Class Acknowledgement. Big Cork recently earned GOLD for its 2012 Vidal and Traminette and SILVER for its Chardonnay and Late Harvest Vidal, at the International Eastern Wine Competition / East Meets West Challenge. The vineyard is constructing a 4,000 sq. ft. sunlit tasting room and farm winery production facility where visitors can sample and savor a host of varietals, as well as enjoy pairing workshops, live entertainment and winemaking demonstrations. Maroon PR will assist with event support, media relations and developing the social media platforms for Big Cork Vineyards.

Earlier this year, Maroon PR announced the development of four divisions – Sports; Lifestyle & Outdoors; Growing Business; and Hospitality & Entertainment – to reflect the agency’s expertise.  The firm celebrates its 8-year anniversary on April 3.  

About Maroon PR

Established in April 2006, Maroon PR is a full-service public relations and marketing firm whose many offerings include media relations, branding, event planning, in-house creative design, strategic partnership development, social media marketing and more. Clients in Maroon PR’s portfolio include Ripken Baseball/Cal Ripken; Special Olympics Maryland; Towson University Athletics; Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation; Sagamore Racing and many others. For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook ( or stay connected with us on Twitter (@MaroonPR).

Marlene Alvarez – Maroon PR


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  • adidas


    adidas, the Foundation’s Safe Places to Play – Mini-Pitch Partner, supports providing children in underserved communities with safe play spaces nationwide. adidas strives to be the globally leading and most popular sporting goods brand. Dedicated to innovation,  adidas embraces creativity and seeks to be socially responsible in all facets of its brand. For more information, please visit

  • CHA


    CHA Sports, the Foundation’s Supplier for Soccer Facility Design and Planning Services, provides community partners with expertise in soccer facility design. CHA Sport’s full service approach allows the company to build world-class projects without breaking budgets. For more information, please visit

  • The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation

    The DICK'S Sporting Goods Foundation

    DICK’S Sporting Goods and The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation believe that participation in sports makes people better. Since 2014, DICK’S and The DICK’S Foundation have pledged more than $100 million to support youth sports teams and leagues in need.  Through our Sports Matter initiative we strive to increase awareness for underfunded youth athletics nationwide and provide much-needed support through equipment, uniform and monetary donations. For more information on Sports Matter, visit

  • Kwik Goal

    Kwik Goal

    Kwik Goal, the Foundation’s Official Supplier for goals, seating, boundary equipment, training equipment and coaching accessories, will be supporting a variety of Foundation programs and initiatives including: Soccer for Success, National Training and the Safe Places to Play program. Over thirty years ago, Kwik Goal was founded on the revolutionary concept of providing transportable goals for coaches at all age levels. Since that time, Kwik Goal has continued to focus on helping coaches and soccer programs create safe and dynamic learning environments by supplying high quality, safety tested soccer goals, field equipment and training equipment to the domestic and international market. For more information, please visit



    MLS WORKS, Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, is dedicated to addressing important social issues and serves as a platform for both League and club philanthropic programs. MLS WORKS seeks to establish Major League Soccer as a leader for improving the lives of people through sport. MLS WORKS is committed to improving the communities where we live and play our games by executing national programs and legacy projects, charitable giving campaigns, and undertaking various initiatives in underserved communities.

  • Musco


    As a proud corporate partner of the U.S. Soccer Foundation, Musco is dedicated to helping the major charitable arm of American soccer create new opportunities through high-quality sports lighting. Their Total Light Control—TLC for LED™ technology is engineered as a system with lighting, structural, and electrical components designed to work together for streamlined installation and long-term reliability. TLC for LED delivers superior field lighting while eliminating glare and spill from impacting surrounding neighborhoods. And Musco’s long-term warranty covering parts and labor means U.S. Soccer Foundation partners don’t have to handle any maintenance on their system, or pay for it, for 25 years. Visit to learn more about the grant program and application process.

  • SCORE Sports

    SCORE Sports

    SCORE Sports, the preferred provider of shin guards to the Foundation’s Soccer for Success program, is a family-owned and operated business specializing in sports equipment, uniforms and apparel. SCORE is an industry leader and has been involved in the sports community for over 40 years. SCORE outfits athletes with high-quality uniforms that SCORE develops, designs and manufactures in the U.S. SCORE takes pride in working with various non-profit groups and causes to give back to athletes who may need some extra support to play the game they love. SCORE is environmentally cautious with the materials it uses for its products and does its part in minimizing our environmental footprint. SCORE proudly offers a wide variety of products to provide customers with a one-stop shop for all your soccer needs. For more information, please visit

  •, the Foundation’s National Partner for Soccer Equipment and Uniforms, was founded in 1984 to provide high quality soccer gear at reasonable prices through its nationally circulated catalog. embodies a passion for the game that extends to the people who play, coach and support soccer. For more information, please visit




  • Target


    Target announced a national partnership with Safe Places to Play in 2017, along with a $6 million commitment to build 100 new soccer play spaces with the U.S. Soccer Foundation by 2020. This is the latest initiative in the Minneapolis-based retailer’s multi-dimensional approach to the sport of soccer, bringing the game to more kids and families across the country, and unlocking access and increasing involvement at all levels.

  • TGI Worldwide

    TGI Worldwide

    TGI Worldwide, the Foundation’s National Partner for Visual Branding (Signage, Event Décor, Pageantry, Sponsorship Activation), Perimeter Field Board Systems, Creative Services and Event Operations is proud to support a variety of initiatives and programs throughout the United States. Headquartered in the U.S., TGI is an internationally recognized sports marketing company delivering high profile Visual Branding, Live Event Management, LED, and cutting edge Digital Sports Applications to enrich the experience at major events and deliver commercial impact for sponsors and partners. The company has a 20-year history in providing its various solutions for many top-tier domestic and international events, organizations, teams and companies, with proven success and turn-key solutions across 1000+ events, 160+ cities and 50+ countries globally.

    For more information on our services, please visit or contact Mike Squire at / Phone: 312-371-5852.

  • World Soccer Shop

    World Soccer Shop

    Launched in 2001, World Soccer Shop is an online soccer retailer based in Birmingham, Alabama. It carries one of the world’s widest selections of officially-licensed products from the sport’s top brands and teams. World Soccer Shop is passionate about soccer and endeavors to spread the beautiful game around the world, especially to those in areas of need. For more information, please visit


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