|Advance Auto Parts Kicks It Into Gear With Roanoke Youth Soccer|
Company Signs multi-year sponsorship with Roanoke Star Soccer Club
ROANOKE, Va., September 1, 2016 – Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serving both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers, has signed a seven-year sponsorship agreement with the Roanoke Star Soccer Club.
"The Roanoke Star Soccer Club is very excited to be partnering with Advance Auto Parts for our new soccer complex. They have been very instrumental in the Roanoke Valley in promoting economic growth. We are looking forward to a long positive relationship," said Roanoke Star Club Executive Director, Danny Beamer.
"For more than 80 years, Advance has been a part of the Roanoke Valley community and involved with many local initiatives. It is always extra special when we can provide support to our youth, such as the new partnership with the Roanoke Star Soccer Club," said Advance Auto Parts Marketing and Sponsorships Manager, Matt Davis. "We support the soccer club's goal of promoting growth and leadership in our youth. We wish all the players a great season."
The Roanoke Star Soccer Club is celebrating its 30th year of providing sporting opportunities to area youth. There are currently more than 800 players and 52 teams. It serves players in the Roanoke Valley, including Botetourt Star and Franklin County Star. The club aims to enhance each player's personal growth and prepare for the many challenges that life has to offer.
About Roanoke Star Soccer Club
Roanoke Star Soccer Club is a 501(c)(3) non-profit youth soccer club located in the Roanoke Valley, with satellite clubs in Franklin County (FC Star) and Botetourt County (Botetourt Star). Since the clubs beginnings in 1986, Roanoke Star Soccer Club has grown to over 800 kids and 52 travel teams competing in the top local and regional soccer leagues. The club boasts a full-time staff and nationally licensed professional coaches. Roanoke Star Soccer Club is a founding member of the Club Champions League and Blue Ridge Soccer League. The club has sponsored over 75 soccer tournaments bringing in over 135,000 players and 460,000 visitors to the Roanoke Valley. With over 825 players who have played collegiate, Roanoke Star Soccer Club has produced seven collegiate All-Americans, five professional players and six U.S National Team members. Roanoke Star is proud to be part of the community and has helped many underprivileged players participate in the club and organized free soccer clinics for Roanoke, Botetourt, and Franklin Counties, and Total Action for Progress. More information can be found at www.roanokestar.com.
About Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc., a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider in North America, serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of July 16, 2016 Advance operated 5,066 stores and 126 Worldpac branches and serves approximately 1,300 independently owned Carquest branded stores in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Canada. Advance employs approximately 74,000 Team Members. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at AdvanceAutoParts.com.