Coach James Marden, of Madison, Ala., is the lucky grand prize
winning coach of the AYSO Shutterfly Team Website Sweepstakes! Marden
has won a four day cruise for four on the Carnival Cruise line. Although
he hasn't decided where he will be cruising to as of yet, Marden is
definitely looking forward to cashing in his grand prize. "I am
overwhelmed and excited!" said Marden.
To enter into the
sweepstakes, Marden, and other AYSO coaches registered for the 2010-11
season and activated their free AYSO-Shutterfly Team website. Coaches
were able to personalize their sites with team name, colors and
Once activated, the site is a convenient and easy way for the teams to reach out to parents, coordinate schedules, and more.
sites from Shutterfly are great. It has really helped families share
pictures and videos. The snack schedules are [helping] a lot, and it
makes communication with parents easier," said Marden.
also ten second place winners in the sweepstakes, including Timothy
Spangler of Gettysburg, Pa.; Harvey Sanders of Highland, Calif.; Ellen
Baker of Kaneohe, Hawaii; Victor Santana of Chicago, Ill.; Dennis Hodge
of Marion, Iowa; Jill Schenefield of Battle Creek, Mich.; Martin
Martinson of Gilbert, Ariz.; Jennifer Pearson of St. George, Utah;
Daniel Malone of Kansas City, Mo.; and Paul Caracciolo of Altoona, Pa.
All second place prize winners will be receiving 12 AYSO Molten soccer
balls and a Molten ball bag.
50 third place prize winners, also
selected nationwide, will receive a pair of Agora Ultra Compact Pop-Up
Goals from the AYSO Store. Over 4,000 coaches were entered in the
Sweepstakes by activating their Shutterfly team share site.
also had the opportunity to win cash prizes in an AYSO Regions -
Shutterfly Team Website Sweepstakes. AYSO Regions whose rosters were
formed in eAYSO and achieved at least 25 percent of team website
activation were automatically entered into the contest. Two categories
were created based on each Region's number of players: Regions with
1,000 or less were placed in Category 1, and Regions with over 1,000
players participated in Category 2. Each category awarded a grand prize,
and second and third place prizes.
Region 227 in Middleville,
Mich., and Region 108 in Belmont Shores, Calif., each won the grand
prize of $2,500 for their Region, as well as a pair of semi-permanent
round soccer goals with built-in net clip channels courtesy of
The two second place Region Sweepstakes winners,
Region 1335 in Orange, Calif., and Region 149 in Corvallis, Ore., each
won $1,500 for their Regions. The four third place prize winners will
receive a $500 gift certificate for the AYSO Store.