WAGS Press Release - New Website

  • WAGS Press Release - New Website
    By: manager
    09. 07. 18

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                          Contact: Megan Ditchman

    (443) 542-9649

    September 7, 2018                                                                                     mditchman@elitetournaments.com




    WAGS Rael Vodicka Memorial Tournament Releases New Website


    COLUMBIA, MD – Women and Girls in Soccer is proud to announce the release of their tournament website for the WAGS Rael Vodicka Memorial Tournament presented by United Soccer Coaches. (www.wagstournament.com) The tournament website has been given a complete overhaul, to match the new brand behind this nationally recognized all female tournament, but will retain the same web domain.

    In 2017 the Washington Area Girls Soccer (WAGS) announced its official transition to Women and Girls in Soccer. WAGS was, for 40 years, a competitive soccer league for girls in the Washington, DC area. The league merged with the National Capital Soccer League in 2016. WAGS’ Board of Directors voted to continue its mission to empower girls and women through soccer, by forming a charitable organization.  Retaining the well-recognized acronym WAGS, which has always been synonymous with women and girls in soccer.

    To match the organization’s new brand and mission, the tournament website has been outfitted with a modern, streamlined functionality with user friendly information conveniently located on a left tool bar. There are specific sections designated to popular tournament questions like application, documents, travel and vendors; as well as sections for non-participant needs including college coaches and referees. Event highlights such as the schedules/ scores, field locations, and tournament apparel are all featured at the top right-hand section of the page for prominence and convenient access. The website also boasts additional information on the new WAGS 501 C (3), as well as information about the history of the event and the connections with its partners.

    The website was originally conceptualized by WAGS Chairwoman, Lula Bauer, and Executive Director, Kerry Diederich. Heidi Magnuson, Principal of New Leaf Design was the primary web designer, with consulting assistance from Justin McCraw, Technology and Digital Media Manager of Elite Tournaments. All parties involved are thrilled for the release of the website and excited about the new chapters in store for the WAGS Tournament.


    About Women and Girls in Soccer

    WAGS (www.womenandgirlsinsoccer.org) is a 501 C (3) charitable organization, registered in Virginia. WAGS is led by a strong group of volunteer board members, as well as Executive Director, Kerry Diederich. The WAGS tournament held annually in October, enables WAGS to empower women and girls by financially supporting six programs:

    • Soccer Hall of Fame Award
    • The United Soccer Coaches’ Women’s Award of Excellence
    • College scholarships for female players committed to playing at the next level in college
    • Coaches Certification Courses
    • Referee Certification Courses
    • Worldwide Outreach

    About Elite Tournaments

    Founded in 2000 as a small family business, Elite Tournaments (www.elitetournaments.com) has organized more than 300 youth soccer events for different clubs, colleges and international and professional organizations. The company oversees more than 40 events a year, across the United States. Elite Tournaments' staff includes former high school and college coaches, referees and standout players whose own experiences inform the company's professional approach to event management. Elite Tournaments prides itself on organization and communication with tournament stakeholders in order to create successful events and lasting relationships.