FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Meredith McClure, U.S. Soccer Foundation, 202.872.9277
Dave Nickerson, Rubb Inc., 207-324-2877
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Soccer Foundation, the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the U.S., and Rubb Building Systems, worldwide leader in membrane-covered frame structures, today announced a multi-year partnership. Rubb joins the Foundation’s Partners Resource Center as its National Partner for Indoor Soccer Facility Structures.
As part of the Partners Resource Center, Rubb will support the Foundation’s annual Grants Program, provide the Foundation’s Grantees and Community Partners with expertise in the production of indoor soccer facility structures, and will offer discounts to Foundation Grantees and Community Partners on all Rubb products.
“We are excited to work with the Foundation and its Community Partners,” said Dave Nickerson, President of Rubb’s U.S. manufacturing operation. “Our innovative and highly cost effective sports structures will provide Grantees with the opportunity to train year-round in a protected environment.”
“The Foundation is pleased to add Rubb to our growing list of soccer industry leaders,” said Rob Kaler, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the U.S. Soccer Foundation. “As the demand for all weather soccer training facilities grows, the expertise and products provided by Rubb will help the Foundation create additional opportunities for children in underserved areas to play soccer.”
Rubb sports structures use translucent fabric that gives the impression of playing and training outside. At the same time, teams and individuals are provided with first class illumination and full weather protection.
In addition to Rubb, the Foundation’s Partners Resource Center consists of the following leading companies in the soccer industry: Clough Harbour Sports (Soccer Facility Design and Planning), Eurosport (Soccer Equipment and Uniforms), Ewing (irrigation, drainage and agronomic products), FieldTurf (Synthetic Grass Soccer Field Surfaces), Hunter Industries (Irrigation Equipment), International Sports Images (Digital Media and Photography), Kwik Goal (Goals, Nets, Field Equipment and Mobile Seating), Musco (Sports Lighting), Sport Court® (Futsal Surfaces), TGI Systems (Graphic Signage), and The Toro Company (Turfgrass Maintenance Equipment). To learn more about these companies and the Partners Resource Center, visit www.ussoccerfoundation.org/about-us/partners-resource-council.
About the U.S. Soccer Foundation
The U.S. Soccer Foundation was established in 1994 to manage the surplus funds generated by the 1994 FIFA World Cup held in the United States. As the Major Charitable Arm of Soccer in the U.S., the Foundation has invested more than $48 million in the game, supporting hundreds of projects in every state in the country. The Foundation provides grants focused on developing players, coaches and referees and building or enhancing fields and soccer complexes, with a special emphasis on youth in economically disadvantaged urban communities. For more information, or to donate online, please visit ussoccerfoundation.org.
The Rubb organization, with production facilities in Great Britain, Norway and the United States is recognized as a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of relocatable structures and is quality certified to ISO9001: 2000. For more information, visit rubb.com.