Mark it on the calendars. The sixth annual Soccer Silicon Valley Community Foundation Dinner will be held on Saturday, January 25 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif.
You won't want to miss this marquee event in the Silicon Valley soccer community. Quakes players will be in attendance, and each guest will have the opportunity to bid on great auction items while enjoying dinner and drinks.
Plus, U.S. Women's National Team legend Brandi Chastain will be the key note speaker.
Buy tickets for the event here.
The San Jose Earthquakes are a proud local sponsor of this year's St. Jude's Give thanks. Walk at the San Francisco Zoo on Saturday, November 23, at 8 a.m. The walk, which benefits the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, is completely free for participants to register. However, people are encouraged to donate to raise money to help save kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
Join our team and make sure check out our Quakes Lace Up station at the event. We'll be passing out green shoelaces in honor of local patient Jeremy Kong.
Rafa Baca giving the commencement speech at Adelante Dual Language Academy. Congrats to the class of 2013! twitter.com/SJEarthquakes/…
— San Jose Earthquakes (@SJEarthquakes) June 13, 2013
On a cool summer afternoon in the middle of East San Jose, Quakes midfielder Rafael Baca found a way to make a very special day for 46 middle schoolers all the more memorable. Chosen as the keynote speaker for the Adalante Dual Language Academy 8th grade graduation, Baca was met with a warm welcome full of applause. While Baca chose to deliver his speech in spanish, making it tougher for me to understand, it was clear from the reactions of the students that he was able to captivate them and provide them with excellent advice for the future.
Born in Tuxpan, Mexico and raised in Englewood, California, Baca understands the importance of being proficient in more than one language. Fittingly, all the students at Adalante had completed an enjoyable nine years, armed with the ability to speak both Spanish and English and ready to move on to high school. After Baca spoke, three students had the honor of recounting their experiences at Adalante, emphasizing the close-knit community and "family" of the school. The entire ceremony was festive, as even Baca himself couldn't resist dancing to the spanish music coming from the speakers. Baca wasn't finished, however, after delivering his speech. The midfielder was called back on stage to shake the students hands before they received their diplomas, and eventually sign a few autographs for his fans.
Major League Soccer is looking for people who have demonstrated leadership and a willingness to better their community.
Until June 20, the Earthquakes are accepting nominations for people who have made a difference to the San Jose community. Fans can nominate themselves or someone else and have the opportunity to win great prizes.
If selected, our Earthquakes Community MVP will win tickets to a home game, recognition during the game, club merchandise and an autographed item! In addition, our winner will compete for a Grand Prize with the MVP’s of the other 18 MLS organizations. The Grand Prize winner will receive a $10,000 donation to the charity of their choice. Also, the winner and a guest will win round-trip airfare for two to Kansas City, two-night hotel stay, two tickets to the 2013 AT&T MLS All-Star Game at Sporting Park and much more.
The nominator of the Grand Prize winner will receive the same fantastic gift package so send in those nominations!
For full details and entry form, click here.