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    Visalia youth-based club partners with regional pediatric healthcare provider VISALIA - South Valley United Soccer Club (SVU) is proud to announce the club has reached a partnership with Valley Children’s Healthcare, the San Joaquin Valley’s preeminent pediatric healthcare provider. 

    Valley Children’s will serve as SVU’s primary shirt sponsor during the 2019 and 2020 seasons as well as the presenting sponsor of the club’s annual Soccerfest Tournament. Each Labor Day weekend, the event draws hundreds of elite youth players and their families to the Visalia area. The Valley Children’s partnership will provide resources to SVU for staffing, programming and equipment needs to continue the vision of building leaders of tomorrow through the common bond of sport. 

    “We look forward to a wonderful partnership with Valley Children’s, as we continue to build upon the foundation of South Valley United,” stated SVU President Jeremy Schultz. “We are so excited about the future through being a community partner and brand ambassador for a network that does such amazing work in our region. We believe that this partnership can have such amazing synergy as we share a common mission to make a positive difference in the lives of the youth in our community.” 

    “Kids who are active have a decreased risk of developing health problems, like obesity and diabetes, and benefit emotionally from physical activity,” says Lynne Ashbeck, Valley Children’s Senior Vice President of Community Engagement and Population Wellness. “We know that it is important for children to have opportunities to play and exercise. Valley Children’s is proud to sponsor South Valley United and we look forward to encouraging more children to get out there and have fun.” 

    About Valley Children’s Healthcare Valley Children's began in the 1940s as the vision of five young mothers who saw the need for a dedicated pediatric hospital in Central California. Over the last 70 years, it has grown into one of the largest pediatric healthcare networks in the country. With more than 650 physicians and 3,400 staff, Valley Children’s delivers high-quality, comprehensive care to more than 1.3 million children in 12 counties. That includes providing outpatient care to Tulare County families at Akers Specialty Care Center in Visalia and through partnerships with Kaweah Delta Medical Center and other area hospitals. For more information, visit 

    About South Valley United South Valley United (SVU) is one of the original competitive youth soccer organizations in the Central California region, based in Visalia, CA. SVU’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive soccer community intent on developing elite youth soccer players. SVU strives to instill the fundamental traits of leadership through teamwork, success through hard work and inclusiveness through building camaraderie in community and club. For more information, visit

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