Soccer team raising money to play overseas

DOWNEY - Downey AYSO Region 24 is seeking donations from local businesses and residents to send its boys 10u travel team, Downey United, to international competitions.In recent years, the team has played in tournaments held in Canada, Costa Rica and Hawaii. They will soon compete for a chance to play in a summer international tournament, with the location to be announced next month. "It is with the help of generous community-minded businesses that we are able to provide great one-of-a-kind learning experiences to our travel team," said travel team coach Bruno Leal. "We look forward to partnering with interested Downey community members to continue to make the dreams of these young athletes possible here at home and beyond." To learn about promotion and sponsorship opportunities, call team manager Paul Kim at (562) 391-7450 or e-mail, or contact team parent Francisco Ramos at (323) 514-8595 or

********** Published: December 20, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 36