Insta-bench Shows Full Support in Sponsorship of WSYSA.
Federal Way, WA --- Washington State Youth Soccer Association
welcomes its newest sponsor, Insta-bench. Thanks
to an established 'grass-roots' connection and on-going support
of various local tournaments, many within WSYSA already know
and love this new product that has taken the soccer community
by storm. Not only is Insta-bench great for coaches and their
teams, but also handy for families and spectators alike. Insta-bench
was co-created by two of Washington's own soccer coaches, Chance
Fry and Tom Bunnell. Fry was recently inducted into WSYSA's
Hall of Fame and is an ex-professional soccer player having
played for the Seattle Sounders. Bunnell has been actively involved
in the soccer community for years and is currently Head Coach
for Eastside FC and both the boys and girls varsity programs
at Issaquah High School. "The response we have had in
the soccer community has been unbelievable. We are very excited
to be teaming up with WSYSA and be able to give back to the
game we love," remarked Fry. Insta-bench will be giving
back a percentage of proceeds in support of all the WSYSA programs
for every Insta-bench sold through the WSYSA office and state
Web site. "It's always encouraging to see our young athletes
grow into productive and successful adults who give back to
the same community that fostered them as young athletes,"
stated Dick Mohrmann , WSYSA President . "WSYSA is fortunate
to have the support of Insta-bench, a great product for our
coaches and teams." In support of this partnership, winning
teams of upcoming WSYSA state tournaments will receive their
very own Insta-bench.
Insta-bench Makes National Debut at 2005
Baltimore, MD --- Insta-bench was one of 269 Exhibitors
at this years NSCAA convention, the largest soccer trade show
in the world. This event marked the first national exposure
of Insta-bench. And the response was HUGE! Coaches, visitors,
and exhibitors all were amazed at this new, innovative product.
"It's brilliant!", remarked Shaun Gore, Development
Director for Chelsea Football Club. "The success we had
at the show further validated our belief that Insta-bench fills
a void for the soccer world", said Rob Green, Insta-bench
Insta-bench Voted Best New Product at
2005 USYSA Convention.
Salt Lake City, UT --- Although there wasn't an actual vote
taken, the consensus from YSA administrators, coaches, teams,
and even other vendors was that Insta-bench is the best thing
to hit the soccer field since the ball. Attending state YSA
representatives visited the Insta-bench booth to place orders
and inquire about partnering with Insta-bench to distribute
benches to their constituent teams.
SoccerNation 2005 A Resounding Success.
Anaheim, CA --- 6,000 people passed through the doors
at the Anaheim Convention Center on Saturday, February 26, 2005
for Cal South Soccer Nation. World Cup and Olympic Gold Medal
Winner Julie Foudy was on site to sign autographs for countless
fans and over 800 coaches and league officials pre-registered
for free coaching sessions by world-class coaches such as Anson
Dorrance of UNC (Chapel Hill) and Glen Myernick, Assistant Head
Coach of the U.S. Men's National Team. Over 100 exhibitors also
filled the hall and many weren't prepared for the onrush of
shoppers. "We sold every bench we brought to the show and
had to start writing down orders to ship the following week,"
said Chance Fry, Owner and Partner of Insta-Bench. "We
were so busy we didn't even have time to take advantage of all
the sales opportunities that existed. We were also thrilled
to be able to help out with donations to Cal South's TopSoccer
program," he added, referring to the program which annually
benefits hundreds of children with mental and physical disabilities.
One of the day's highlights was receiving a visit from U.S.
soccer legend Paul Caliguiri. Paul, a former teammate Fry, took
time out to sign autographs, he even rolled up his sleeves and
sold a few Insta-benches.
Insta-bench Rolling Out Across the U.S. and
Rest of World.
An Insta-bench has been sold to all 50 U.S. states as well as into Canada,
Japan, Australia, and the UK. "We cannot run fast enough" states
Chance Fry, co-creator of Insta-bench. "Bringing our distribution
partners on board will greatly help our efforts to get this
new and exciting product into the hands of customers. Every
sideline needs an Insta-bench."