Local companies Trailways, Dragon Search and Radio Woodstock all to feature prominently on team uniform
KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Kingston Stockade FC announced three sponsors -- TrailwaysNY, DragonSearch and Radio Woodstock -- that will feature prominently on the home and away uniforms for the club's inaugural National Premier Soccer League ("NPSL") 2016 season.
Uniform sponsors have long been a part of soccer culture in the U.S. and abroad, creating a direct connection between local businesses, the fans and the action on the pitch. With that in mind, Kingston Stockade FC will proudly wear local sponsor logos on the front of the jersey, the back of the jersey and the sleeve. The club selected Inaria as the uniform and apparel provider for its inaugural season.
The club is also planning to unveil the design of the first kits in club history at a fan event held at the Senate Garage in Kingston, NY on Wednesday May 4 at 6pm -- just a few days ahead of the club's first match of its inaugural season (Saturday May 8th, away vs. Greater Lowell United FC).
The logo on the front of the uniform will belong to TrailwaysNY, New York's largest provider of public transportation and the exclusive transportation provider for Stockade FC. TrailwaysNY was quick to cite Stockade's ties to local fans as the reason for sponsoring the team.
"TrailwaysNY is incredibly proud to be the official transportation sponsor of the Kingston Stockade FC and excited for the high-level of soccer they will bring to the Hudson Valley," said Anne Noonan, Trailways Vice President of Marketing. "Their presence will draw thousands of fresh new faces to visit our vibrant area and small businesses while giving kids a team to aspire to."
DragonSearch, a leading digital marketing agency with offices in New York City and Kingston, will have its logo on the back of the home and away uniforms.
"Stockade FC embodies so much of what DragonSearch believes in," said Abe Uchitelle, DragonSearch President. "Kingston is a beautiful city with amazing culture and the talent to compete on a national stage. Sponsoring Stockade FC was a natural fit for DragonSearch, and we're so excited to be involved."
Radio Woodstock, one of the few remaining independently owned and operated radio stations in the country, will see its logo on the sleeve of both kits.
“Radio Woodstock is excited to support Kingston Stockade FC," said Richard Fusco, Radio Woodstock 100.1 General Manager. "It is not only a great sports entertainment addition to our area that helps the local economy but is inspiring to our local youth as well.”
Kingston Stockade FC chairman Dennis Crowley felt it was important to have local companies featured on the home and away uniforms.
"As Stockade represents all of the Hudson Valley, we really wanted to have kit sponsors that were directly tied to the region," said Crowley. "With that in mind, we believe that Trailways, DragonSearch and Radio Woodstock are the perfect sponsors for the first kit in club history."
More about the sponsors:
- TrailwaysNY is New York State's largest provider of public transportation employing nearly 500 people around the state and here in the Hudson Valley, home to this family-owned company for more than 90 years. Both travelers and charter customers alike have trusted Trailways for nearly a century to deliver them safely, reliably, and comfortably to their destinations When Getting There Matters. TrailwaysNY is proud to hold Department of Defense certification for its entire 120+ bus fleet; the highest possible safety certification attainable in the United States. http://trailwaysny.com/
- Founded in 2007, DragonSearch is a leading digital marketing agency with offices in New York City and Kingston, New York. DragonSearch provides SEO, Digital Advertising, Content Marketing, and Social Media services to clients throughout the United States. https://www.dragonsearch.com/
- Radio Woodstock 100.1 / WDST is proud to be one of the few remaining independently owned and operated radio stations in the country. Radio Woodstock’s format includes a mix of great classic rock and great new music along with a strong local sense of community. Radio Woodstock offers unique programming to its listeners and cost-effective broadcast and digital marketing options to businesses throughout the Hudson Valley. http://radiowoodstock.com/
Kingston Stockade Football Club is a men's semi-professional soccer team based in Kingston, NY. The club’s first ever match is on Sunday May 8 vs. Greater Lowell United FC in Worcester MA. The club’s first home match will Saturday May 21 vs. the Rhode Island Reds at Dietz Stadium in Kingston, N.Y. Stockade FC will be representing the Hudson Valley in the NPSL, which is the 4th division of the U.S. soccer pyramid.
For more information on Kingston Stockade FC, visit http://stockadefc.com. You can also follow the club on both Twitter and Instagram at @StockadeFC and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/stockadefc