Sponsorship opportunities remain available for this important community event - please see below for more details.
Date - Friday, February 28th, 2020
6:00pm - SYA Winter Gala Begins
Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar open until 9:30 PM)
Hors D’oeuvres are served
6:30pm – Silent Auction Viewing
7:15pm – Keynote speaker, Jill Ellis
7:30pm - Awards Presentation
8:00pm - Buffet Dinner Served
10:00pm - SYA Winter Gala Concludes
Cost - $75 (Includes dinner (cash bar), silent auction, and keynote address by Coach Jill Ellis)
Dress - Cocktail Attire
Location - International Country Club, Chantilly
(13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033)
Time - 7.00-10.00pm
Register Now! - The Gala is not limited to just the SYA membership, if you have friends, business associates that would like to attend please share this information. Please use the link below to purchase tickets, we have limited space at the International Country Club, do not miss out on the wonderful evening.
Keynote Speaker and Awards Presenter
World renowned Coach Jill Ellis joins SYA in honoring our SYA Soccer program, acknowledges our senior players and enlightens our families about her keys to success throughout her career in coaching. It will be a great opportunity for young and old to understand the pathway to success in the world of soccer.
Jill EIiis's Notable Accomplishments
Women's National Team Coach 2014-2019
Only women's coach ever to win 2 FIFA World Cups back to back 2015 and 2019
Two-time FIFA World's Best Coach 2015 and 2019
2015 CONCACAF Coach of the Year
Most wins ever in USWNT history 106
Most international games ever coached 132 (106-7-19)
8 World Cup tournament victories
The SYA Gala is more than an evening with an incredible guest speaker. We are going to be celebrating the graduating seniors who have given so much to the club over their long and successful careers. It is our hope that hearing about and celebrating their successes with SYA will also inspire the younger players in our club. We are also going to induct coaches into our Hall of Fame for the first time. We are excited to celebrate some of the best coaches to ever coach not only in Virginia but in our country.
We will also have numerous items as a part of our silent auction that will go on during the event. Ultimately, we want this evening to be a celebration of the players who make this club so special as well as honoring the coaches who poured their heart and soul into our organization. When you combine that with Jill Ellis as the featured guest, you have all the ingredients for an incredible night.
All the proceeds from the event will go back into the SYA travel soccer program. It will help with the purchasing of equipment, coaching education, and deferring the cost of our programs. We hope you and your family will make the time to join us on February 28th to celebrate SYA soccer!
If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this exciting event please click here for more details.