FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CINCINNATI SWERVE TO PLAY IN HIGHER LEVEL LEAGUE FOR 2016-2017
CINCINNATI, OH – The Cincinnati Swerve is proud to announce its acceptance into the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) second division for the 2016-2017 season. Heading into its 19th season, the Premier Arena Soccer League (PASL), where the Swerve played last season, has been the top amateur arena soccer league in the nation. The ownership group recently created this new MASL second division league, which is situated between the amateur PASL and the professional MASL. The Cincinnati Swerve have played in the PASL the last two winters, most recently winning the Midwest Division before losing in the National Semifinals in 2016. With this invitation to play in the MASL second division, the Swerve will be playing indoor soccer against tougher competition within a developmental league created to hone players for the highest level of indoor soccer within the MASL.
The Cincinnati Swerve are part of C925, a non-profit organization that also runs the WPSL outdoor women’s team, the Cincinnati Sirens. The Swerve will play the 2016-2017 indoor season at GameTime Training Center which has a seating capacity of 1050.
Founded in 2014, C925 was created to actively mentor youth, encourage families and build leaders by combining Christian principles and a passion for soccer. Stated in Bible verse 1 Corinthians 9:25: “All athletes play to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.” C925, the Cincinnati Swerve and the Cincinnati Sirens plan to give game day profits to several different community organizations that improve the quality of life for people in our community. Announcements will be made for each game as to where the proceeds will be distributed and how that organization will benefit. Fans are encouraged to attend the games knowing their contributions will continue to pay it forward. In the summer of 2016, C925 donated more than $4,100 game day profits to local organizations.
“We are excited to take the next step forward with the Swerve. C925 is the foundation of support we want – people using soccer to make a positive impact within the team and extending into the community. We have several experienced players from the former 1790 Cincinnati and Cincinnati Kings teams, and now the level of competition is improving to create an atmosphere for players and fans that is high energy and intense. The right people are involved, we have prepared our players, and we believe we are ready,” said Jay Schneider, Assistant Coach for the Cincinnati Swerve and Director of Operations.
“The atmosphere changes when these men and women see the greater good and the impact they have on their community,” said Chad Reed, president of C925. “This summer, I saw the response first-hand of our Sirens players, young women meeting with several children who had disabilities and raising money for their causes, coaching youth at the YMCA locations, hearing the stories of real people with challenges but also with hopes and dreams. When it came time to present the check to each benefit organization, I witnessed joy on everyone’s faces – from a 12-year-old girl who rode a specialized bike for the first time to mother who is seeking a cause to the incurable brain cancer so no other child has to suffer, even after the loss of her child. And the best part is that the Sirens players did what they do best – played soccer competitively and invited friends and family to experience the game. I believe the Swerve men will also find a new reason to play soccer when their reach extends further.”
The Cincinnati Swerve plan to open their season later this fall at GameTime Training Center which is located at 530C Quality Blvd, Fairfield, OH 45014. Official game announcements will be made in the upcoming months. For more information, please call Jay Schneider at (513) 545-2556 or contact [email protected]. Our website www.CincinnatiSwerve.com is currently under construction, and www.CincinnatiSirens.com has summer results for our partner women’s team the Cincinnati Sirens. You can also follow the Sirens and C925 on Facebook.