Amy Scheer, Chief Commercial Officer for the NY Red Bulls, and John Wolyniec, MetroStar/Red Bull alumni and head coach for the NY Red Bulls II, sat with Steve Adubatoon “One-on-One” to discuss how their Urban Soccer Program is helping undeserved youth learn the game of soccer.
The New York Red Bulls Urban Soccer Program is an outreach initiative that serves urban communities in the tri-state area. Urban Soccer Programs are offered at no cost to organizations located in economically disadvantaged communities.
Summer camps, clinics, coach education workshops, player appearances and programming advice are some of the programs made available through this initiative. “We make sure we’re a good community partner,” Scheer states, “and that everyone has a chance to play and learn the right way.”
There isn’t a bad seat among the 25,000 that’s housed in this state-of-the-art facility. Red Bull Arena is also easily accessible for #HipNJ fans, via public transportation including the PATH Trains and NJ Transit to the Harrison Station.
#HipNJ caught up with Melissa Brennan, Red Bulls Senior Director of Marketing Partnerships, and she talked about how the Red Bulls team with their sponsors- many of whom are major Garden State corporations- to give spectators an entertaining game-day experience.
One of the Red Bulls’ key sponsors isAffinity Federal Credit Union, headquartered in Basking Ridge. VP of Marketing & eCommerce, Jean-Albert Maisonneuve, spoke to #HipNJ about Affinity’s involvement in the Red Bull Fan Zone.Affinity’s portion includes a fun photo booth, cool giveaways and an awesome virtual soccer game. Other experiences in “The Zone” include a street team performing tricks, music and the Coors Light Cold Zone (a beer garden) for the older fans. All of these elements provides an amazing atmosphere for fans of all ages.
For more on Affinity and to enter to win a VIP New York Red Bulls experience, visit their Facebook page. Hurry, their contest ends July 18th!