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Press Release Inspireum Soccer Awards Launch (09 13 11) (1)

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  • 1.   Press contact: Sandy Henderson Marketing & Communications Inspireum Cell: (541) 848 9509 sandy@inspireum.com Inspireum Announces National Soccer Awards to honor Inspirational Youth Following successful High School Football ‘Rudy’ Awards, Inspireum aims to shoot a ‘Goooooaaaaalllll!’Bend, OR – September 13, 2011 – Following the success of the High School Football ‘Rudy’Awards, Inspireum has created the Inspireum Soccer Awards. This Bend, Oregon basedcompany founded the High School Football ‘Rudy’ Awards in 2009. Named for the University ofNotre Dame’s most famous underdog Rudy Ruettiger, the football awards honor our youthwhose love of the game may not always result in the highest stats, but certainly has a positiveimpact on their team, school and community. Tapping into the fast growing team sport in thenation, the Inspireum Soccer Awards celebrate inspirational young athletes who embody thevalues of character, courage, contribution and who inspire others to excellence through theirown actions.$25,000 in academic scholarships will be awarded by the Trusted Sports Foundation to thetwelve finalists. America can nominate the most inspirational athlete on their soccer team onlinethrough November 9th at www.InspireumSoccerAwards.com. Images and video can also beuploaded, and are encouraged. Online voting commences October 6th and continues after theTop 50 semifinalists are announced on November 17th. The Top 12 finalists are chosen onDecember 13th and the winner, three runners-up and two fan favorites will be announced onJanuary 3, 2012. The winner will receive their scholarship and award at the NSCAA Conventionin Kansas City on January 14th.Final scholarship recipients are chosen by a national selection committee that is led by formercoach of the U.S. Men’s National team and LA Galaxy, Steve Sampson. “Through theseawards, we hope to show young athletes that we value their character and ability to inspire ashighly as we regard their athletic talent,” Sampson said. “We’re leveraging the power of soccerto motivate players, teams and communities to enable more youth to play so that no kids are lefton the sidelines.” Other notable soccer personalities such as Jurgen Klinsmann, head coach ofthe U.S. Men’s National Team, Lynn Berling-Manuel of American Youth Soccer Organization,and internationally acclaimed soccer announcer known for his signature call “Goooaaallll!”,Andres Cantor, serve on the selection committee.About InspireumInspireum is a social enterprise dedicated to rewarding outstanding youth achievement thatinspires the next generation and strengthens our communities. We discover, amplify, andcelebrate stories of youth that overcome adversity and inspire others to achieve. Ourtechnology, programs, and financial resources provide the inspiration, motivation, andopportunity for youth to engage in sports and service as hands-on, action-oriented paths toleadership, academic performance and healthy lifestyles. In partnership with the Trusted SportsFoundation we work to inspire and empower all youth, regardless of socio-economic status, tothrive in life through positive sports experiences.For information: www.InspireumSoccerAwards.comContact: sandy@inspireum.comPhone: (541) 848 9509 ###

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