WHEELING, W.V. – Wheeling Area Soccer Association (WASA) officials announced today a partnership with Wheeling based Scholastic Sports Marketing (SSM) designed to bring new corporate support and brand recognition to the WASA program. The agreement is effective with the 2015-16 season.

The new program will now for the first time allow area businesses to sponsor and be associated with WASA.  Sponsorship opportunities will include but are not limited to field and venue signage, uniform branding, onsite event marketing, digital platforms including social media and WASA’s official website.

“It is time for WASA to find new revenue sources so we can further enhance the soccer experience for our kids,” said WASA President, Jason Pockl. “With the resources, services and proven track record that Scholastic Sports Marketing brings, WASA now has the opportunity to expand its revenue base by engaging area companies in SSM’s business network while building the WASA brand at the same time.”

WASA joins several other Ohio Valley sports properties which have marketing partnerships with SSM, including the Wheeling Amateur Hockey Association (WAHA), the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC), Super Six and select individual OVAC member high schools.

To learn more about WASA’s plans for future sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amy Wear at 304.780.6603 or Amy@ssmllc.com.

About the Wheeling Area Soccer Association: WASA has been operating its premier youth soccer program for over 25 years in the Ohio Valley.  Over this time, the program has grown into both a recreational league and travel soccer organization, F.C. Wheeling United, for local youth soccer players.  WASA and F.C. Wheeling United serve over 1,000 children in both its Fall and Spring soccer programs offering year round training and playing experiences for kids ranging from 5 to 17 years old.  This program thrives due to its focus on the development of youth in the Ohio Valley.  Please visit www.wheelingsoccer.org and Wheeling Area Soccer Association on Facebook for more information.

About Scholastic Sports Marketing: Wheeling based Scholastic Sports Marketing (SSM) brings over 30 years of combined experience in the area of sports marketing sales to the Wheeling Area Soccer Association.  SSM’s focus is centered on marketing and raising funds for amateur athletic programs in strategic locations across the country.  SSM’s mission is to enhance the overall experience for student-athletes by developing new revenue streams while fostering the image and awareness level of the associations, athletic events, conferences and institutions in which they participate. Please visit www.ssmllc.com for more information.