Aug. 11, 2004
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -
For the third consecutive year, the Santa Clara University athletic department will show appreciation for its local community by conducting the Santa Clara Community Day in conjunction with the annual adidas Classic men's soccer tournament scheduled for Thursday, September 16 at Buck Shaw Stadium.
The event, which is presented by the Bank of Santa Clara and the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitor's Bureau, provides Santa Clara residents the ability to purchase tickets for half price off an adult admission for only $3.50 with a valid proof of residency, including a driver's license or utility bill.
This year's event features three local teams with Santa Clara, an NCAA Tournament semifinalist from last season, hosting neighborhood rival San Jose State in a Rivalry Series match that helps determine the winner of an all-sports competition between the two schools Last season, the Spartans managed to defeat the Broncos 2-1 at Spartan Stadium in one of only three regular-season losses on the year for Santa Clara.
Four outstanding college soccer programs will again be featured in the evening's doubleheader, opening with a 5 p.m. matchup between the University of San Francisco and highly-successful Davidson College from North Carolina. The Santa Clara versus San Jose State match begins at 7:30 p.m. Both matches will take place at Buck Shaw Stadium on the SCU campus.
In addition, the evening will also feature a pregame community fair and fan festival featuring local businesses and community organizations, a display of the Rivalry Series trophy that goes to the winner of the annual SCU versus SJSU competition, and a post-match autograph session for all fans with the Bronco men's soccer team. A special giveaway provided by the Bank of Santa Clara will be handed-out to the first several hundred fans in attendance.
Local organizations can become involved in this event. Click here to download a form to register your organization. Contact Daniel Galvin , Santa Clara Athletics' manager of marketing and promotions, for more information. He can be reached at [email protected] or 408-554-4066.
The Broncos will be looking to surpass the Buck Shaw attendance record for a men's soccer game. The current mark for a regular season home match was set Nov. 18, 1989, when 4,715 fans attended the Broncos' 2-1 NCAA Tournament victory over Fresno State. Two years ago, the SCU Community Day was held in conjunction with the Santa Clara versus Stanford women's soccer season opener and drew nearly 5,000 fans, setting a regular-season attendance record for the Broncos.
About the Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau
The Santa Clara Chamber of Commerce & Convention-Visitors Bureau is a non-profit organization with the objective of promoting the civic, economic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, educational, visitor and social welfare of the people of Santa Clara and Silicon Valley." About the Bank of Santa Clara
Although now part of Greater Bay Bancorp, a multi-bank holding company, Bank of Santa Clara is still a community bank. Bank of Santa Clara provides the full range of banking services, but with a level of service that will exceed customer expectations. Its commitment to the community is evidenced by full service locations throughout the Silicon Valley, including Santa Clara, San Jose, Sunnyvale and Milpitas.