MARS, Inc and MYS Partnership

McLean Youth Soccer announced today a partnership with Mars Incorporated, one of the world’s largest privately held companies. More than 110 years ago, Frank C. Mars started making candies in his Tacoma, Washington kitchen. From that simple beginning, the company has grown into a global leader within snacking, food, pet food, and veterinary services through brands such as M&Ms, Snickers, Pedigree, Whiskas and Royal Canin, as well as veterinary clinics such as Banfield, Bluepearl, and VCA. The company today has 140,000 Associates in more than 80 countries, yet maintains its private, family ownership and its headquarters in McLean, Virginia.

McLean Youth Soccer is proud to announce that MARS will be the official jersey sponsor of its U8-U19 travel program beginning Fall 2022 for the U8 age group and Fall 2023 for the U9-U19 age groups.

MARS Senior Counsel for Corporate Public Affairs, Brad Figel states, “Mars is proud to call McLean home, and we are very appreciative of the impact MYS has on our local community. Many Mars Associates and families enjoy the great social interaction and competitive spirit that MYS offers, and the partnership thus feels very natural.”

MYS is the largest athletic organization in Fairfax County serving more than 3,000 members on more than 260 teams.  All MYS programs maintain fiscal discipline and are supported by hundreds of volunteers and a highly experienced coaching staff.

“I am delighted that we have been given the opportunity to partner with such a prestigious company,” said Louise Waxler, Executive Director of McLean Youth Soccer. It is always exciting to embark on a new partnership, particularly when it touches such a key area of our club’s image.  This partnership will elevate the MYS brand at the local, regional and national levels of the youth game.”

McLean Youth Soccer Association is a registered 501(c) (3) organization based in McLean, Virginia in the heart of Fairfax County. Its mission is to provide soccer opportunities for all players to reach their full potential in sport and life through participation in the game. MYS provides a broad range of soccer opportunities ranging from U4 to U19, offering a variety of training programs, camps and league participation including Recreation, ECNL, Travel, and more.