In light of the spread of COVID-9 and because we love the community we seek to serve, we want to make sure that we take every measure to protect our fans, members, partners, sponsors and team members. We also want to be good stewards of the funds entrusted to us by sponsors, partners and members. We feel that we will lose that investment if we push forward just for the sake of the game. We did not form our nonprofit organization just to build a soccer team, but to bring ALL the people of Holland together, face-to-face, enjoying each other’s company over something in common. In light of all of these reasons, Tulip City United SC has decided to postpone our first season to 2021. By waiting, we feel our first season will be more successful, starting at a time when we as a community will want to be out, together, and making human connections like never before. We remain committed to support our community partners, sponsors, business partners and members through this difficult time.
The Founders/Directors of Tulip City United SC
October 3, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SEMI PROFESSIONAL SOCCER TEAM LAUNCHES IN HOLLAND
Tulip City United Soccer Club to host press conference
HOLLAND, MI, October 3, 2019: Leaders of the Tulip City United Soccer Club will host a press conference to announce their venue and other details for the 2020 season on Monday, October 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Holland High School.
Based in Holland, Tulip City United Soccer Club will begin play in the United Premier Soccer League’s (UPSL) Midwest Conference Division 1 in May 2020. They’re set to host UPSL home games at a local Holland field. The club’s mission is to unite Holland’s rich and diverse cultures in one place over the love of the game of soccer. They also aim to promote Holland’s passion for city and sport and help grow the number and skill of soccer players in West Michigan.
Co-founded by Matt Davis (Director of Community Engagement), Rebecca LeClaire (Vice President, Board of Directors) and Trent Ramos (General Manager), Tulip City United Soccer Club is a registered non-profit organization in the state of Michigan and is operated by a Board of Directors. John Dacloush serves a President of the Board.
Tulip City United Soccer Club has already begun forming strong relationships with community partners and sponsors. Community partners include the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland, Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP), and Kids’ Food Basket. These organizations and Tulip City United all share similar missions to foster unity, community engagement, and a stronger Holland.
Dave Brandt is Head Coach of Tulip City United SC. Brandt currently serves as Men’s Head Coach at Hope College. David Blahnik is Assistant Coach. Klaas DeBoer is Recruiting Director.
Additional details to be discussed at the Oct. 28 press conference.