SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2019 — San Francisco Glens Evolution is proud to announce Carbon Health as its presenting sponsor for the 2019 San Francisco Cup, which takes place Memorial Day Weekend (Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27, 2019).
Nearly 175 boys’ and girls’ soccer teams of different age and skill levels have registered for the tournament and will descend upon The City to compete in three different formats—7v7, 9v9, and 11v11.
The brackets will be well-balanced and games will occur at the high-quality turf and grass soccer complexes all around San Francisco, namely Beach Chalet, Polo Fields, Crocker-Amazon, and South Sunset. Every player who registers for the tournament will receive a brochure with information about Carbon Health as well as two free tickets to the SF Glens’ USL League Two first team game at Boxer Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
“We are absolutely ecstatic to have Carbon Health, not just as our presenting sponsor for the San Francisco Cup, but a partner in health for the families and young players in our club,” said SF Glens Evolution executive director Mike McNeill. “Their genuine concern for our local community and the well-being of every child has been evident in their offering free concussion baseline testing to our youth players—an invaluable preventative tool for parents especially with the recent developments regarding brain-related injuries in sports.”
ABOUT CARBON HEALTH
Carbon Health is the technology-enabled healthcare provider designed from the ground up to put patient-care first. By combining technology with modern clinics, it delivers a uniquely seamless experience from virtual care to in-person care to meet patients where they are.
Carbon Health currently has seven clinics across the Bay Area with plans to expand throughout California. Recently, the company has offered free concussion baseline testing to SF Glens Evolution youth players.
“In light of our mission of making healthcare accessible, we are always looking for opportunities to serve our communities by collaborating with local partners,” said Caesar Djavaherian, Chief Medical Officer of Carbon Health.
Concussions are one of the most serious and common injuries in youth sports. According to recent research, two out of 10 high-school athletes will suffer a concussion this year.
“However, what struck us more is that 50 percent of concussions go unreported,” Djavaherian added. “This illustrated that there is both a lack of awareness of the risks and lack of access to services that can prevent undetected concussions. We believe concussion baseline testing is a necessary preventive tool for every sports organization to detect the injury.
“As a member of the SF Bay Area community, we wanted to offer the testing for free and ensure that it is accessible to all SF Glens players so they are safe and their families can have peace of mind.”
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Kirsty Baquero-Nichol, Sutherlandgold for Carbon Health
Ryan Maquiñana, SF Glens Evolution