Soccer tournament set to bring in an estimated economic impact of $5.4 million over tournament weekend
Heartland Soccer, America’s largest league and tournament host, is excited to partner with GameChanger, the Official Scorekeeping, Stats, and Team Management Technology Partner of Heartland Soccer, as the title sponsor of the Midwest All Girls Tournament, and HCA Midwest Health as we GO PINK tournament weekend for Breast Cancer Awareness.
The sold-out Midwest All Girls Tournament Powered by GameChanger, will be held October 7-9, 2022 at the SCHEELS Overland Park Soccer Complex and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complex.
As one of Kansas City metropolitan area’s largest all girl soccer tournaments, the Midwest All Girls Tournament is in set to attract more than 300 teams from multiple states, drawing thousands of children, parents, grandparents and families from across the region, bringing in an estimated economic impact of $5.4 million over the weekend.
GameChanger, gives Heartland Soccer coaches the ability to manage their team communication, score games, video stream matches for families, and keep stats in order to improve player development and performance.
“GameChanger is at the forefront of innovation across youth sports and we’ve been impressed by how fast they’ve already been able to grow their app’s presence across soccer,” said Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer executive director. “Technology has made it much easier for youth coaches to organize their teams and stay up to speed on how their players are performing; we are excited for our coaches to be able to utilize and learn more about the GameChanger technology at the Midwest All Girls Tournament.”
“GameChanger and Heartland Soccer share a common interest in bringing together community around the beautiful game, and the Midwest All Girls Tournament is a great example,” said Dane Menten-Weil, Go-To-Market Lead at GameChanger. “We’re proud to support the tourney and empower its coaches, parents, and athletes through our technology. Several GC members will be at the tourney helping score and live stream matches to enhance the experience and showcase our technology. We can’t wait.”
Heartland Soccer and GameChanger, along with HCA Midwest Health will PINK OUT the SCHEELS Overland Park and GARMIN Olathe Soccer Complexes tournament weekend. The GO PINK presence is designed to raise awareness for October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and remind women to get their mammogram because early detection saves lives.
Field marshals and tournament staff will be dressed in PINK attire and fans and supporters are encouraged to wear PINK to show their support.
“HCA Midwest Health is excited for this year’s Midwest All Girls Soccer Tournament.
As partner with Heartland Soccer Association, this event helps us create awareness for booking an appointment for a mammogram.” says Dr. Anne Kobbermann, M.D. Board-certified and Fellowship-trained Breast Surgical Oncologist at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Overland Park Regional and Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Menorah Medical Center. “We know that the best defense for any cancer is early detection, it helps saves lives when it comes to diagnosing and treating breast cancer.”
“Our partnership with HCA Midwest Health is a valuable asset to the community and to our organization as we make a positive impact with athlete’s safety on and off the field,” says Shane Hackett, Heartland Soccer Association executive director. “This event has always been incredibly energizing. Saturday’s unique partnership will help raise awareness for a disease that affects thousands of women each year and what better time to do that than during one of the region’s most popular all girls tournaments.”
GameChanger empowers youth athletes, coaches, and families to stay connected through live streaming, scorekeeping, team management tools and developmental resources. Available on iOS, Android, and the web, GameChanger covers over four million games and over 550,000 teams a year. The app’s live streaming and team management technology is available for all youth sports, with deep stats and scorekeeping capability for baseball, softball and basketball. GameChanger is based in New York City and is owned and operated by DICK’S Sporting Goods.
About HCA Midwest Health
As the Kansas City area’s leading healthcare provider, HCA Midwest Health consists of seven hospitals and dozens of outpatient centers, clinics, physician practices, surgery centers and an array of other facilities and services to meet area residents’ healthcare needs. HCA Midwest Health is one of the area’s largest private-sector employers, with more than 10,000 employees, and the largest provider of charity and uncompensated care. Each year, we provide nearly $1 million to local charities. Annually, HCA Midwest Health invests capital to enhance and expand patient services and last year paid more than $115 million in taxes, which may go to the improvement of schools, roads and infrastructure in the communities we serve. HCA Midwest Health facilities include Belton Regional Medical Center, Centerpoint Medical Center, Lafayette Regional Health Center, Lee’s Summit Medical Center, Menorah Medical Center, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, Research Medical Center and Research Psychiatric Center. Midwest Physicians, which is part of HCA Midwest Health, is a network of experienced, multi-specialty physicians located throughout the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Currently Midwest Physicians represents 600+ providers. It includes 80+ specialties, providing care in 150+ locations to serve our community. The physicians, licensed professionals and support staff who comprise the HCA Midwest Health team are dedicated to improving healthcare in the Greater Kansas City and outlying areas to create healthier communities that lead to healthier tomorrows. For more information, visit hcamidwest.com.
About Heartland Soccer Association
Heartland Soccer is the largest youth soccer league in the country with more than 1,350 league teams per season, 30,000 league youth players, 2,700 tournament teams each year, 44,000 tournament players each year, 4,000 coaches and over 3,000 active referees. Heartland Soccer Association was formed in 1977 and has grown from an initial 600 players to serving teams from 16 states and internationally with league and tournaments. For more information, visit https://www.heartlandsoccer.net/.
Heartland Soccer has several opportunities for league and tournament sponsorship. Heartland partners with like-minded businesses who understand that investing in young people today creates a better community for all in the future. Partners are important team members in creating an increasingly growing soccer family in our community. Sponsorship provides businesses with increased brand visibility while making a direct impact on developing Kansas City’s youth through soccer. For more information on sponsorship, please contact Bridgette Samuelson, Director of Partnership Development and Operations at [email protected].