LOS ANGELES, CA ‒ The Angel City Football Club (ACFC) has announced Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel as the team’s official casino partner. With this sponsorship, Yaamava’ and ACFC will support the youth of the Inland Empire region of Southern California through a series of soccer camps that will help promote physical activity and education.
“Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at San Manuel is delighted to announce our partnership with Angel City Football Club,” said Rikki Tanenbaum, Chief Operating Officer for the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians. “The tribe partners with organizations that share its values, and ACFC’s mission to strengthen our Southern California communities through the empowerment of youth and greater inclusivity is one that resonates with us deeply.”
“Our partnership with Yaamava’ is a long-anticipated announcement, and we are proud to welcome them as a founding partner,” said Jessica Smith, ACFC Head of Revenue. “Our goal at Angel City is to make an impact that spreads far and wide across the vast region within and adjacent to Los Angeles. With Yaamava’, we are expanding our footprint of community impact to the Inland Empire, starting with our one-of-a-kind youth clinics.”
Yaamava’ and ACFC will activate the Angel City Sponsorship Model, structured for every team partner to make a charitable impact in the Inland Empire. In addition to the camps, collective impact will include hosting a local Inland Empire Youth Team to an ACFC VIP game experience starting in the club’s inaugural 2022 season.
ACFC’s community coaches will run a soccer clinic for 150 youth players, ages 7-14, in San Bernardino. With a focus on the local schools in which most children qualify for free or reduced lunches, ACFC and Yaamava’ will deliver a unique combination of soccer training and personal development for all participants. In addition to the clinic itself, ACFC will donate new soccer equipment, including balls and pinnies, to a local sports program.