April 19, 2022, North Vancouver, BC — ALTITUDE FC is delighted to announce a new partnership with Whistler Brewing Company, a proud Whistler based brewery. Whistler Brewing will be a corporate sponsor for ALTITUDE FC, the North Shore’s new semi-pro soccer team.
Altitude FC will begin representing the North Shore with a men’s and women’s team in the inaugural season of League1 BC starting in May, 2022. The goal of the league is to provide a transition for players with aspirations to play professional soccer, but need more time, training and mentoring in a local, semi-pro environment.
Mark Marshall, ALTITUDE FC club co-founder, said upon execution of the agreement, “Though we are based and play our home games in North Vancouver, it was very important to the Club to emphasize our home territory extends all the way up to the north end of Sea-to-Sky country. We couldn’t be happier that Whistler Brewing has come onboard to support the Club, and to reinforce our identity across our whole community. As a local brewery which prides itself on years of community support, The Whistler Brewing Company had an immediate grasp of the opportunity. The match in cultures and their ongoing enthusiasm for brainstorming and helping to plan our inaugural season has been infectious even for us as founders. We are excited to have them onboard and look forward to incorporating them into the game-day experience for our fan base.”
“We are tremendously excited to be a sponsor of ALTITUDE FC,” remarked Jennie Kwasnecha, General Manager of The Whistler Brewing Company. “We have had the luxury of being able to support high caliber athletes in the Whistler community for years and now we can have that same opportunity at Kinsmen Field. Pairing our award-winning craft beers with a premium sports and entertainment club in Altitude FC is a perfect match.”
The teams are scheduled to play a 12-game regular season – with six home games and six away games – against the Vancouver Whitecaps Academy, the TSS Rovers, the UBC-affiliated Varsity FC and clubs in Langley, Kamloops and Victoria. The team will play at North Vancouver’s Kinsmen Field, with a special club-zone and programming for youth players from local clubs to come out to support the Altitude FC teams.
Tickets will be available in the near future. More details about ticket sales and club merchandise will be announced in the coming weeks on social media and www.altitudefc.ca.
About Whistler Brewing
First established in 1989 by a group of local beer enthusiasts, the Whistler Brewing Company is a pioneer in the BC craft beer revolution. Today, the company proudly remains 100% BC owned and brewed. Whistler Brewing continues to produce quality craft beers that are innovative in style, easy drinking and inspired by their location, which encourages exploration and caters to a variety of tastes. www.whistlerbeer.com
About ALTITUDE FC
ALTITUDE FC is a Canadian semi-professional soccer club based in North Vancouver, British Columbia that will play in League1 BC starting in May of 2022. The club will field both women’s and men’s teams. For more information about ALTITUDE FC, visit the club’s website at www.altitudefc.ca.