9.21.16 LOCAL NON-PROFIT TEAMS UP WITH ELITE SOCCER CLUB TO EXPAND SOCCER PROGRAM FOR PLAYERS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bethesda, MD. – September 21, 2016 - Devenio, Inc. is thrilled to announce Bethesda Soccer Club as its first Fun Bunch team sponsor.  Devenio is a two-year-old non-profit benefitting developmental disability groups and their communities. One of devenio’s most successful programs is Fun Bunch, a soccer program for children with special needs.

“It is very exciting to have an elite soccer program such as Bethesda Soccer Club as our first club sponsor. As a premier club, they are training leaders on the field and now with the addition of a Fun Bunch team, they are showing their commitment to building strong community leaders as well.  We look forward to having Bethesda SC players participating in Fun Bunch and taking pride in working with our players, who will be wearing the Bethesda logo along with the Fun Bunch name, “ says Gena Mitchell, president and founder of devenio.

Fun Bunch, a free soccer league for children with special needs ages 5 to 17, was created five years ago by Mitchell, and her husband, Brian.  It has grown from six kids in their first season to three teams with 100 rostered players.

Mitchell comments, “This is great news for our current players as well as those who live in other regions in the DMV.  Devenio will use the Bethesda Soccer Fun Bunch team sponsorship as a model for working with other clubs in the DC metro area to further expand the Fun Bunch league.  Also, with the generosity of the Maryland Soccerplex, this new team will be practicing on a top quality field at one of best soccer facilities in the county and the nation.”

"We at Bethesda Soccer Club are excited to become a partner with devenio through our sponsorship of a Fun Bunch Team.  I consider this an opportunity to become a stronger member and contributor in the community and to best serve Bethesda SC members to develop not only at the next level of soccer, but also the next level of social responsibility.  Having had our first successful soccer camp this past July for kids with special needs, a Fun Bunch team is timely and we are looking forward to watching their players enjoy the game of soccer with their teammates," says Brad Roos, Executive Director of Bethesda Soccer Club.

Bethesda Soccer Club is a Premier Travel and Youth Development Program based on Montgomery County, MD, outside Washington, DC.  Bethesda SC maintains a rich soccer landscape with over 75 boys’ and girls’ teams from ages U8 through U19 competing in various leagues in MD, VA and Region 1. To learn more about the Bethesda Soccer Club please visit www.bethesdasoccer.org .

For additional information about Fun Bunch and devenio, inc, go to: www.devenio.org.  Contact: Gena Mitchell, president and founder at devenio, inc. or gena@devenio.org .