Soccer Fans Make Community Day a Success

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    Sept. 16, 2002

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University women's soccer team opened its 2001 NCAA Championship defense by setting a regular season home attendance record, with 4,756 fans attending the August 30 match against Stanford.

    The department celebrated Santa Clara Community Day, with more than 30 local businesses and community organizations taking part in the pregame fair and fan festival.

    The evening, sponsored by Bank of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce and Convention-Visitors Bureau, not only saw some of the top collegiate soccer in the country, but also the ceremonial raising of the 2001 NCAA Championship flag next to the scoreboard on the south end of the stadium.

    The Broncos were honored with the participation of the following in the pregame ceremony: Santa Clara City Council Members John McLemore and Aldyth Parle, President and CEO of Bank of Santa Clara Ron Pecoraro, SCU President Father Locatelli and Santa Clara women's soccer alumnae, including Brandi Chastain '91, Megan Horvath '01, Kathy Kale '86, Anny Madden '98 and Michelle Walsh '87.

    Fans are welcomed at the front of Buck Shaw Stadium for Santa Clara Community Day, sponsored by the Bank of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention - Visitors Bureau.


    Thanks to Our Santa Clara Community Day Partners

    Community Day Title Sponsor:
    Bank of Santa Clara

    Community Day Contributing Sponsors:
    Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention - Visitors Bureau
    Santa Clara University Athletics

    Santa Clara Most Valuable Partners (MVP)
    Air Products and Chemicals
    California Eastern Laboratories, Inc.
    City of Santa Clara
    Hawthorn Suites
    K.R. Anderson Co. Inc.
    Mission City Community Fund
    Mondo Burrito
    M.O.R.E. Clinic
    San Jose CyberRays
    San Jose Earthquakes
    Santa Clara Vanguard
    Santa Clara Police Department
    San Jose Harley Davidson and Buell
    Village Green Apartments
    West Coast Family Martial Arts Center
    Wild Palms Hotel
    Woodfin Suite Hotel

    Santa Clara All-American Partners
    Allied Transmission
    Fiorillo's Restaurant
    Santa Clara Autobody
    Signs by Tomorrow
    Westin Santa Clara
    U14 Santa Clara P.A.L. PUMAS, Sponsored by the Christian Church of Santa Clara

    Santa Clara All-Star Partners
    Adecco Employment Services
    Builders Exchange of Santa Clara
    Hilton Santa Clara
    La Paloma Restaurant
    Oakland A's
    Real Sports Magazine

    A pregame ceremony introduced the following: City Council Member John McLemore, Bank of Santa Clara President Ron Pecoraro, SCU head coach Jerry Smith, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick, University President Paul Locatelli and Council Member Aldyth Parle.


    Various Community Day Partners donated tickets for local non-profit organizations. They include:

    Bank of Santa Clara, Coca-Cola, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., Builders Exchange of Santa Clara, California Eastern Laboratories, La Paloma Restaurant, Oakland A's, Santa Clara Vanguard, Signs by Tomorrow, and the Westin Santa Clara.

    The following groups were able to attend because of their generosity:
    Santa Clara Parks and Recreation, Bill Wilson Center, San Jose YMCA, San Jose Diocese Youth Ministry, Santa Clara Youth Activity Center and Santa Clara Police Activities League .