SAN JOSE, CA – Soccer legend and local hero Brandi Chastain will host a co-ed all star celebrity soccer match and post game concert on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at San Jose Municipal Stadium (home of the minor league baseball team the San Jose Giants) in San Jose, Ca.
For the second year, the game will support the ReachuP! Foundation, which Chastain co-founded with Los Gatos podiatrist, Dr. Joan Oloff.
Adding to the event this year will be media partner, Radio Disney AM 1310, part of the #1 radio network for kids, tweens and families. They will be on-site with interactive entertainment and Radio Disney’s Ultimate Field Day activities, encouraging kids and families to be active through a variety of organized, recreational activities. Radio Disney AM 1310 will culminate the day of fun starting at 5:00 p.m. with on-stage entertainment from the Radio Disney AM 1310 Road Crew. Then, at 7:00 p.m., artists from season five of Radio Disney’s popular musical talent competition “N.B.T.” (Next BIG Thing) will take the stage.
“What Dr. Oloff and I have come to realize is how young girls continue to crave inspiration and connections with mentors. The ReachuP! Foundation was created to provide a community where young girls can be inspired, empowered and challenged to reach beyond what they feel their limitations may be,” said Chastain. “We are looking to having as much fun during this year’s game as we did before.”
Past participants included: Chastain, Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Joy Fawcett, Cindy Parlow, Tisha Venturini, Tiffeny Milbrett, Eric Wynalda, Aly Wagner, Nomar Garciaparra, Tab Ramos, Marcelo Balboa, Juli Inkster, Sissi, and others.
Ticket prices start at $25 and can be purchased online at www.reachupworld.com.
Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested parties should contact Music City Sport & Entertainment Group CEO Tammy Genovese – firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 615.238.0287.
Chastain is best known for her game-winning penalty kick against China in the 1999 Women’s World Cup, followed by the celebratory ripping off of her soccer jersey. The image of her in a sports bra, fists clenched in glory, is one of the iconic images in sports history. She is a two-time World Cup winner (1991, 1999) and two-time Olympic gold medalist (1996, 2004).
Proceeds from the all star match will support the ReachuP! Foundation, a registered 501 (c) (3) charity. We produce content and programs that encourage girls to develop the skills necessary to make healthy lifestyle choices, become true champions and challenge young girls to reach for their dreams. The all star match will also support like-minded organizations in the local community.