MARS, Inc Renews Sponsorship

McLean Youth Soccer is pleased to announce the renewal of its sponsorship with McLean-based Mars, Incorporated, one of the world’s largest privately held companies. Mars will continue as the official jersey sponsor of its U8-U19 travel program through Spring 2027.

The renewed partnership extends the successful collaboration between MYS and Mars over the past two years, reinforcing the shared commitment to providing opportunities for all players to reach their full potential in sport and in life through participation in soccer.

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, petfood, 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 150,000 Associates in more than 80 countries, yet maintains its private, family ownership and its headquarters in McLean, Virginia.

Mars Global Vice President for Public Affairs & External Communication, Anders Bering said, “Mars is pleased to extend our partnership with McLean Youth Soccer. As a McLean-based business we appreciate the positive impact MYS has on the local community where many of our Associates live and work, and we look forward to continuing the partnership.”

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 extend our partnership with such a prestigious company that is located in our community,” said Louise Waxler, Executive Director of McLean Youth Soccer. We believe that our continued partnership will bring substantial value to both Mars and MYS, through great experiences and community engagement.”

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 U3 to U23, offering a variety of training programs, camps and league participation including Recreation, Travel, SemiProfessional teams and more.

Mars, Incorporated is a family-owned business with a diverse and expanding portfolio of leading pet care products and veterinary services, quality snacking and food products. We produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including ROYAL CANIN®, PEDIGREE®, WHISKAS®, CESAR®, DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, SNICKERS® and BEN’S ORIGINAL™. Our international networks of pet hospitals, including BANFIELD™, BLUEPEARL™, VCA™ and ANICURA™ span preventive, general, specialty, and emergency veterinary care, underpinned by our global veterinary diagnostics business ANTECH®.