AYSO’s 50th Anniversary year has been amazing! We’ve all kept ourselves busy with a float in the Rose Parade®, #SoccerFEST14, a 50th Anniversary Gala at the NAGM, a new media partnership with FOX Sports 1, a huge National Games, celebrations at Regions across the U.S. and the list goes on. But as we looked at AYSO’s accomplishments for the year, we noticed a missing piece: an Official Birthday Celebration!
Monday, Sept.15 is AYSO’s Official Birthday. Help spread the word to your families and volunteers to join in on all of the fun and win great prizes at the same time.
To get this golden birthday party started, tell everyone to #WearYourAYSO -- wear their AYSO gear with pride on our birthday… to school (where it’s allowed), to work, to all their activities on this celebratory day. This goes for you Insider readers, too! Wear your AYSO gear to work, during your workout or just around town running errands. AYSO jerseys, polos, T-shirts…we know you have at least one (or many) tucked away in your closet.
Starting at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time through 8:00 p.m. Hawaii Time (the AYSO community spans the entire USA, so we want to cover every time zone) we will be giving one prize out every hour. It’s simple to participate. Just wear your AYSO gear on Sept. 15, take a photo of yourself and post it on your personal Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram account with the hashtag #WearYourAYSO. Tell everyone in your Region, Area and Section to participate and stand united on this special day!
We know that getting the message to everyone can be hard so we’ve made a #WearYourAYSO toolkit that includes email templates, web banner ads, flyers and Facebook cover photos and graphics to help spread the word to everyone in your Region. Put up the banner ads on your website, add the graphics to your Facebook page and send out an email to all your families (and local sponsors, media and city contacts as well!) All national AYSO newsletters will also be telling people about #WearYourAYSO.
50 years of enriching children and families’ lives through soccer is an amazing feat. Help AYSO celebrate hitting the BIG 5-0!