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Intro


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Intro


A Vital Asset to the City of San Diego

Surf Cup Sports is one of the most influential and recognized youth sporting event organizers in the nation. Originally formed as a local soccer club for San Diego's best youth soccer players, Surf Cup Sports is now recognized nationally for Surf Soccer Club and globally for Surf Cup,  which draws the "best of the best" players from all over the world to compete in "America's Finest City."

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Impact


Economic Impact: $139 Million

Impact


Economic Impact: $139 Million

Providing a huge economic boost to the region

Hosting more than 35 events in San Diego and bringing teams and visitors from all around the United States, Surf Cup Sports is one of the largest and most successful event organizers in the City, generating an annual overall economic impact of $139 million.*

Each year, more than 490,000 people attend Surf Cup Sports organized events in San Diego, generating 85,000 booked hotel rooms, more than the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon and second only to Comic-Con.*

* Statistics have been independently verified by San Diego State University’s Robert Payne School of Hospitality and Tourism.

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Investing in Youth


Serving 110,000 Youths Annually

Investing in Youth


Serving 110,000 Youths Annually

Investing in youth leadership and community development

Surf serves a large youth demographic and its reach goes far beyond soccer. Over the past year Surf hosted more than 110,000 youth participants across a range of popular sports including lacrosse and soccer. These events serve as a platform by which kids can connect with colleges, the Olympic and US National teams.

Surf Cup Sports has been instrumental in helping kids achieve their college dreams. More than 2,000 college coaches attend Surf Cup Sports events to recruit players, resulting in millions of dollars in scholarship awards.

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Clubs


Clubs and Facility

 

The San Diego Polo Fields are home to the premier youth soccer club in the nation, San Diego Surf Soccer Club. The club is San Diego’s only club which boasts membership in the top boys and girls national development leagues and regularly produces players for the US National teams. In fact, Surf Soccer Club has 18 players on National Teams, far surpassing any other club in the nation. Notable professional players who have worn the Surf jersey include Rachel Buehler, Alex Morgan and AJ Soares.

Surf Soccer Club brings national prestige and attention to San Diego, solidifying its reputation as a hotbed of soccer talent. 

 

Clubs


Clubs and Facility

 

The San Diego Polo Fields are home to the premier youth soccer club in the nation, San Diego Surf Soccer Club. The club is San Diego’s only club which boasts membership in the top boys and girls national development leagues and regularly produces players for the US National teams. In fact, Surf Soccer Club has 18 players on National Teams, far surpassing any other club in the nation. Notable professional players who have worn the Surf jersey include Rachel Buehler, Alex Morgan and AJ Soares.

Surf Soccer Club brings national prestige and attention to San Diego, solidifying its reputation as a hotbed of soccer talent. 

 

Advancing city-owned land assets

Surf Cup Sports assumed operational control of the San Diego Polo Fields in 2012, and since that time has invested more than $2.5 million into daily maintenance and renovation of the facility and will continue to invest in this important community asset.

Surf Cup Sports has a world-class event and facility management staff, and employs San Diego’s foremost experts in natural grass maintenance.

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Charity


 

More than $4 Million Contributed to Local Charities

 

Charity


 

More than $4 Million Contributed to Local Charities

 

Giving back to San Diego

Surf launched the Surf Cup Charitable foundation in 1994. Over the years, this foundation has contributed more $4 million to local charities and has sponsored hundreds of teams who would not otherwise have been able to participate in these elite events.  In addition to the foundation, the Surf Club is leading the way through its needs based youth program. Together these organizations have contributed more than $6 million to disadvantaged youth. 

Surf launched an outreach program in 2012 which delivers subsidized programs for disadvantaged youths living in south San Diego. This program in its first three years has been a resounding success and has given hundreds of youths the opportunity for college exposure.

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Testimonials


Testimonials


See what people are saying about Surf Cup

The Surf Cup is a great tournament to come to and recruit at because there’s thousands of kids from all over the country. Can’t beat the competition, the weather, or the atmosphere. I’ve been coaching for 17 years and it’s one of my favorite tournaments to come to.
— Michelle Myers, Head Coach at Loyola Marymount
Surf Cup has always been my favorite tournament. Being a local girl, I’ve always felt so lucky to have this in my backyard.
— Rachel Buehler, Defender for Portland Thorns FC
The Surf Cup is a fantastic opportunity to come together and get to see the best of the best all in one place.
— Michele Nagamine, Head Coach at University of Hawaii
By far, the San Diego Surf Cup is the biggest volume that we do as far as sales go. Proud to be a sponsor for such a great organization!
— Ron Putman, Director of Regional Support for Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies
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Leadership


 

Leadership

Leadership


 

Leadership

Mike Connerley
President

Surf Cup Sports
surfmike@surfcup.com

Bryan Thistle
General Counsel

Surf Cup Sports
bryan@surfcupsports.com

Theresa Dawson Davis
Event Coordinator

Surf Cup Sports
theresa@surfcup.com

Jeremy McDonald
VP, Business Development

Surf Soccer Club
jmcdonald@surfsoccer.com

Ty Smith
Event Specialist

Surf Cup Sports
ty@surfcup.com

Jesse Turner
Facility Coordinator

Surf Cup Sports
jturner@surfsoccer.com

Rob Haskell
VP, Operations

Surf Cup Sports
rob@surfcup.com

Rich Sousa
Director of Event Services

Surf Cup Sports
rich@surfcup.com

Ryan Connerley
Operations

Surf Cup Sports
ryan@surfcup.com