Washington Youth Soccer announces partnership with Elsom Cellars

Elsom Cellars to launch a collaborative wine brand benefiting Washington Youth Soccer-supported organizations

TUKWILA, Wash. (August 8th, 2022) — Washington Youth Soccer Foundation (WYSF) today announced a new partnership with Seattle-based winery Elsom Cellars.

We are excited to have Elsom Cellars as a community partner for the Foundation and our upcoming Black & White Ball Celebrating 50 Years of Girls Soccer in Washington,” said Tony Roberts, Director of Business Development for Washington Youth Soccer.

Elsom Cellars wines will be served at the Black & White Ball and featured during the live auction on Saturday, September 24th. For more information and to purchase tickets visit: https://washingtonyouthsoccer.ejoinme.org/50YearsofGirlsSoccer

This charitable event will offer a preview of a new collaborative wine brand, The Keeper. Released this fall, the wine will feature label artwork created by Seattle Sounders goalie Stefan Frei. $15 of every bottle purchased will benefit Washington Youth Soccer programs.

We are honored to work with Stefan Frei and the Washington Youth Soccer team on this special project,” said Jody Elsom, owner of Elsom Cellars. “Supporting our community is deeply important to us, and this collaboration will benefit youth sports organizations across Washington State.”

The woman-led Elsom Cellars team specializes in small-lot, artisanal wines, thoughtfully sourced through relationships with a collection of Washington’s most distinctive vineyards and hand-tended and bottled in Seattle’s SODO neighborhood. The winery believes philanthropy builds strong communities, and it actively supports local charitable organizations through donations, hosting events, and their Community Label wines. Elsom Cellars takes pride in bringing people together, making meaningful connections, and giving back to the community.

About Washington Youth Soccer

Founded in 1966, Washington Youth Soccer is a nonprofit organization bringing soccer opportunities at all levels of the game to kids ages 5-19 across the state. The organization is comprised of 37 Member Associations and over 180 clubs that facilitate recreational, select, and regional programs as well as TOPSoccer (soccer programming for players with disabilities). Additionally, it runs four annual State Cup Tournaments, state-level leagues, an Elite Player Development program, and several soccer outreach programs.

For more information, visit www.washingtonyouthsoccer.org.

About Elsom Cellars

Elsom Cellars is driven by a deep commitment to community. The winery creates handcrafted Seattle-made, Washington-grown wines that highlight the state’s winegrowing regions and the identity of its urban winemaking culture.

For more information, visit www.elsomcellars.com.

About Washington Youth Soccer Foundation

Washington Youth Soccer Foundation uses soccer as a vehicle for social change through our Soccer for Success program to connect with underserved communities. Our free, after-school soccer programs provide a healthy outlet and opportunity for at-risk youth to connect with community role models and learn from the game.

For more information, visit www.wayouthsoccerfoundation.org

Media contacts:

Tony Roberts
Washington Youth Soccer
(253) 944-1605

Taylor Knight
Taylor Knight Wine Marketing for Elsom Cellars
(707) 812-5600