Friday, August 27, 2010

Barn-Stormin’ Brandi Chastain!

Hey, this just came in over the wires. Brandi Chastain (who faithful readers like mom will know, C and R have actually met her several times, and C even shot craps with Brandi!) yes, that Brandi, is retiring from Women’s Professional Soccer and having a soccer game/party to celebrate. You get to pay money to see her play soccer with her friends. Who are her friends? Oh, only Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Kristine Lilly, Aly Wagner, you know, just the All Star cast of the US Women’s National Team, that’s all. And your money goes to Brandi’s new charity. (New charity, is she still involved with BAWSI?).

Heck, C and R would play money just to see Mia Hamm play soccer against five year olds. She has been a personal favorite of C’s, for years. Wait, R says Mia has been a personal favorite of HERS for years. Oh yeah, C was a fan of Mia before Brandi kicked the overtime penalty shot against China in 1999 to win the World Cup. In fact, C is such a big fan of the Women’s US National Team that she even has the Sports Illustrated cover photos of Brandi celebrating in her bra directly after that moment in the drawer by her bedside (no kidding). In facto again, C is such a fan of Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain AND women’s soccer (boy, you can tell who wrote this blog, can’t you) that C challenges all our readers to see if they can explain this quote…. “Then I will have two fillings….”

First person who writes in gets a women’s sports Information red rubber bracelet like “Live Strong” except it is red. And says Women’s Sports Information. Go ahead, try and cheat and Google it. It’s so obscure that it’s not on the web and only a true, true fan of women’s soccer would know the reference. Oh shoot, I just found it on You Tube. Okay, no fair cheating. No Internet. You either know it or you don’t.

Oops, enough clowning around, C and R are not doing our job here. We are supposed to be helping promote Brandi’s retirement game and make money for her charity. She played her college career at Santa Clara, and is married to Santa Clara’s women’s soccer head coach, where do you think the game is going to be? Yes, at Buck Shaw Stadium at Santa Clara. C has taken her girl’s and boy’s soccer teams to see Santa Clara games at Buck Shaw over the years and it is just such a fun time. You are close to the field and get to see a lot of action, not a bad seat in the house. Wait, let’s do this proper and actually let you peak at the press release.

Brandi Chastain Benefit Soccer Game Oct. 2, 2010

Female soccer icon Brandi Chastain--best known for her game-winning penalty kick again China in the 1999 Women's World Cup followed by the celebratory ripping off of her jersey-- will be honored in a Testimonial Soccer Match on Oct. 2, 2010 at 6 PM at the Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara.

Soccer celebrities and athletes playing in this special, coed game include Mia Hamm, Julie Foudy, Tisha Venturini , Kristine Lilly, Eric Wynalda, Leslie Osborne, Aly Wagner, Ethan Zohn, Tab Ramos, Marcelo Balboa and others.

At the game, Brandi will launch her new Reach Up! foundation, aimed to inspire young girls to make healthy choices. Gently used soccer gear will be collected and donated through a partnership with US Soccer foundation.

The Reach Up! Village, a tent filled with food and fun pregame activities, will open at 3 p.m. Also, Brandi and some teammates will hold a special pre-game clinic for 200 participants at 4 p.m. Game at 6 PM. For more information, including ticket purchase information, go to Reach Up World Foundation.

Help spread the word, forward the press release to anyone who is interested in women’s soccer, to your local soccer leagues, schools, clubs, and kid-friendly groups.. Tell them C and R will be there!

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