CHICAGO - IT managed service provider Stratosphere Networks has announced it will sponsor the 11th Annual Eclipse Select Spring Classic, a youth soccer event organized by the Eclipse Select Soccer Club, based in Oak Brook, Illinois. The tournament will begin Friday, April 28 and run through Sunday, April 30.
The event will include divisions U8-U19 for girls and U8-U15 for boys. The tournament - which involves multiple flights at every age and gender - helps teams of all levels gauge their mid-spring season form and prepare for upcoming competitive events. It will take place at the Oak Brook Polo Fields, in addition to locations in Downers Grove, Hinsdale, and Darien in the Chicagoland area.
Every U8 division player will receive a medal for participation. For divisions U9-U19, team and individual awards will be presented to champions and runners up. The Eclipse Select Spring Classic is also a US Club Soccer sanctioned event, although Eclipse welcomes and will insure non-US Club Soccer teams.
"We're very supportive of Eclipse Select Soccer Club's efforts to help young athletes develop their skills through competitive experiences like the Spring Classic tournament," said Steve Melchiorre, CEO of Stratosphere Networks. "The Stratosphere Networks team is always looking for ways to get involved in the Chicago community and promote health and fitness."
Eclipse is an elite soccer organization that gives young athletes the chance to hone both social and technical skills. It has introduced players to colleges, universities, U.S. national teams, and professional teams.
"Eclipse is one of the most unique soccer clubs in the region," said Nick Aguilar, site director of Northwest Indiana for Eclipse Select Soccer Club. "Our goal is to provide a clear path for young athletes to pursue their soccer careers from beginner to college athlete and beyond. The main effort of the Eclipse Select Soccer Club comes in developing players to be responsible students and exciting competitors! The added support of sponsors like Stratosphere for the Eclipse Spring Classic soccer tournament aids in providing necessary resources to ensure Eclipse members develop to their fullest potential."
Stratosphere Networks, based in Chicago, delivers comprehensive technology services and solutions to businesses of all sizes across all industries. The company provides full maintenance services and support, including desktop support, disaster recovery, business continuity, remote and on-site support, ongoing maintenance, and proactive network monitoring.
To learn more about the 11th Annual Eclipse Select Spring Classic, visit https://www.eclipseselect.org/springclassic.