CHICAGO – The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) is teaming up with Nike and Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) to recognize the top female athletes and Amazing Young Women that compete at the highest caliber among the world. The ECNL partnership extension with Chicago Red Stars is taking place when the Chicago Red Stars take on Sky Blue FC, and coincides with the ECNL’s top competition, the ECNL National Playoffs, the largest ECNL event of the season with the top 224 teams, and featuring some of the most intense rivalries in the country.
The ECNL’s Amazing Young Women movement honors leading female athletes for what they represent to the next generation. Through the program, the ECNL shares stories of amazing young women that exemplify what it means to be #UNSHAKABLE, and is calling on all women to join the movement to celebrate the power of what is to be a girl today. The Amazing Young Women movement showcases and celebrates female role models offering an aspirational focus for all female athletes and teens as they prepare to be our next generation of leaders.
As an extension of the ECNL’s Amazing Young Women movement, the Chicago Red Stars is offering all ECNL Playoff teams an exclusive ticket offer to attend the Chicago Red Stars vs. Sky Blue FC match on Sunday, June 25th at 5:00PM CT at Toyota Park for an Amazing Young Women night.
“The ECNL is dedicated to enhancing the overall player experience and raising the youth game overall.” said Jen Winnagle, ECNL Commissioner. “The Amazing Young Women campaign allows us to celebrate and share stories about the leaders of today, while raising awareness of the opportunities each young woman has in front of them. Partnering with Nike and the Chicago Red Stars will further spread the message and provide a unique experience to our players, family and fans as we continue to empower others.”
“The Chicago Red Stars are excited to partner with the ECNL for this event.” said Rory Dames, Head Coach of the Chicago Red Stars and President of Eclipse Select Soccer Club. “This relationship pairs the top youth development platform with the top professional platform for women’s soccer in the country. ECNL players are the future of the NWSL, and this event will provide these young women the opportunity to interact and experience an environment with the highest caliber women’s soccer in the country. The Chicago Red Stars look forward to hosting Amazing Young Women Night and recognizing ECNL players for their extraordinary drive and passion for the beautiful game.”
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2017 | 5:00 p.m. Kick-off
WHERE: Toyota Park | 7000 South Harlem Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455
Discounted tickets are now available for purchase online: CLICK HERE (Promo code: ECNLAYW)
About Amazing Young WomenTM: Launched by the ECNL, the Amazing Young Women is a dynamic platform of online and local market activations that showcase and celebrate female role models offering an aspirational focus for all female athletes and teens as they prepare to be our next generation of leaders. The ECNL is calling on all of the nation’s women to join the movement to celebrate the endless potential of today’s girls.
Women of all ages can share their personal moments of inspiration through social media and at www.AmazingYoungWomen.com. Every share and submission helps drive a movement that celebrates the power of what it is to be a girl today.
Amazing Young Women of the ECNL will be showcased at AmazingYoungWomen.com. Through testimonials, tips and tools, the website is providing all girls to view, share, and celebrate what it is to be motivated, strong, and successful.
About Elite Clubs National League: The Elite Clubs National League (ECNL) was founded in 2009 to enhance the developmental experience of female youth soccer players in the United States through: (i) improving the competitive environment through creation of a true national competitive league; (ii) improving the process for identifying elite female soccer players through a systematic scouting and identification program based on national competitions; and (iii) improving the daily training environment at top female youth soccer clubs through developing best practices and training and organizational guidelines for its member clubs. The ECNL is sanctioned by US Club Soccer and is sponsored by Nike Soccer.