CAYSA and 4ATX Foundation partner for Academy Scholarship for 20/21 Season
Multiple youth scholarships will be awarded to CAYSA junior academy participants, providing support to local non-profit and youth soccer across Austin and Central Texas
CAYSA and the 4ATX Foundation, the philanthropic extension of Austin FC, have partnered for the upcoming 20/21 CAYSA Academy season. The partnership will provide multiple scholarships to CAYSA Junior Academy participants for the 2020-21 season, specifically focusing on young female soccer players, and young people from socio-economically challenged backgrounds.
The partnership will see 30 needs-based full youth scholarships being awarded to young female soccer players from Austin and Central Texas. Additionally, Austin FC will pay all CAYSA Junior Academy registration costs for CAYSA participating Junior Academy players for the 2020-21 season. This will represent a total investment of over $45,000 by 4ATX Foundation, benefiting over 1,500 Junior Academy players from Austin and Central Texas.
Parents or guardians of young female players wishing to apply for the Junior Academy scholarship program can do so via the links below!
Parents or guardians of CAYSA Junior Academy club participants will be able to take advantage of the CAYSA club registration fee funding program automatically, when they register their children for CAYSA Junior Academy programs.
“We are proud to support CAYSA and our local soccer community in Austin and throughout Central Texas,” commented Kaitlin Swarts, VP of Community Relations for Austin FC. “30 young female players are going to be able to take part in their CAYSA club programs with full funding, and approximately 1,500 more young people from our region will have their CAYSA registrations fees completely covered for the forthcoming season. This is part of Austin FC’s commitment to helping grow the sport of soccer throughout Central Texas, and support an important local soccer organization that is doing wonderful work in our community.”
“CAYSA is extremely excited to enter into this partnership,” said David Buckler, CAYSA President. “The generosity of Austin FC and the 4ATX Foundation will enable more players to participate in our academy programs while continuing to build a larger soccer community in Central Texas.”
“Austin FC and 4ATX Foundation have clearly stated commitments to provide support to the local soccer community,” said Andy Loughnane, Austin FC President. “This scholarship and funding program will help young people from across our region to take part in the sport they love, and continue to help developing the next generation of soccer talent from across Austin and Central Texas.”
“This CAYSA scholarship and funding program has a direct, positive impact on the growth of soccer in Austin and Central Texas, and it provides support to U7 through U10 players, who are all at a critical stage of their development,” added Tyson Wahl, Austin FC Academy General Manager. “I believe that this is one of the best ways Austin FC can help grow the game in our region, offering support to clubs through CAYSA, an organization that assists players of all abilities, and from all socioeconomic backgrounds.”
Scholarship applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and will be reviewed by the CAYSA leadership. If any further information is required, we will contact the applicant directly.
About 4ATX Foundation
4ATX Foundation is the nonprofit arm of Austin FC. Since its launch, 4ATX Foundation has been committed to removing barriers so youth of all ages and backgrounds can access the game and experience the joy of soccer. From building soccer pitches in underserved neighborhoods to running free soccer programming, 4ATX Foundation provides opportunities for children of low-income families to learn and grow together on and off the soccer field. Stay tuned to austinfc.com for more information on the 4ATX Foundation.
Capital Area Youth Soccer Association (CAYSA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that has been serving the greater-Austin metropolitan area since 1979. CAYSA is a member association of South Texas Youth Soccer Association (STYSA) and a part of US Youth Soccer. CAYSA serves approximately 14,000 youth players annually through recreational and competitive programs.
About Austin FC
Austin FC joined Major League Soccer (MLS) as the 27th club in January 2019 and is the City of Austin’s first major league team. Austin FC will officially begin play in 2021 in a new, 100% privately financed, $260 million, state-of-the-art soccer stadium and public park in Austin.
Austin FC operates Austin FC Academy, the fully funded boys development academy, which aims to represent the highest level of competition for elite players in Central Texas. It serves as the feature pathway to MLS for the region’s most talented young players.
Austin FC’s parent company and ownership group is Two Oak Ventures, the entity which manages Austin FC and affiliated assets, including the MLS soccer park and stadium under construction at 10414 McKalla Place in Austin, Texas, and St. David’s Performance Center, the $45 million training facility of the Club and Austin FC Academy, scheduled to open in Spring 2021. St. David’s Performance Center will be located at the Parmer Innovation Center in Northeast Austin.