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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 NSCAA Convention.
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 partner.

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."

 

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