Leidos Sponsors SAM Soccer, Reinforces Commitment to Montgomery County

Maryland SoccerPlex & Discovery Sports Center

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Germantown, MD 20841




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Leidos Sponsors SAM Soccer, Reinforces Commitment to Montgomery County

Germantown, Md. (August 25, 2016) – The Maryland SoccerPlex is proud to announce that Leidos is the official jersey sponsor of its in-house youth soccer league, the Soccer Association of Montgomery (SAM). Beginning with the start of the fall 2016 soccer season on September 10, the Leidos logo will be featured on all 3,500 SAM recreation soccer league jerseys, 2,500 youth development class t-shirts, coaches jerseys and SAM Soccer camp t-shirts. While jersey sponsorships are not new for professional and travel soccer teams, sponsorship of youth and recreation soccer is unique locally and rare nationally.

“With Leidos’ expansion into Montgomery County, our sponsorship of SAM and Maryland SoccerPlex reinforces our commitment to enriching the communities in which our employees, customers and their children live,” said Melissa Koskovich, senior vice president of Communications and Marketing at Leidos. “As a sponsor of D.C. United for many years we recognize the broad appeal and growth of soccer in our area. Partnering with SAM, the largest youth soccer club in the Gaithersburg-Germantown community, will provide us a great opportunity to actively participate in this arena.”

 “We are very excited to partner with Leidos,” said Maryland SoccerPlex Executive Director Trish Heffelfinger. “Leidos has already demonstrated support for our sport at the professional level and we appreciate their support at the youth level. This partnership will enable SAM to provide more programs and services to our youth players.”

About the Maryland SoccerPlex and Discovery Sports Center

The Maryland SoccerPlex () features a combination of  24 professionally maintained, regulation-sized soccer fields, an award-winning stadium field, Maureen Hendricks Field, and overall some of the highest quality  facilities in the country. The SoccerPlex is home to the Soccer Association of Montgomery (SAM) since 2005 and has programs for players from age 2 -18. In little more than a decade of existence SAM has established itself as one of the top programs in the region by providing superior skill  development , educational soccer programs with a focus on goodsportsmanship to its players.

The Discovery Sports Center is the largest open indoor space in Montgomery County. The arena features 8 basketball and/or volleyball courts on a lined urethane surface from March to November.  In November, two synthetic turf fields are rolled out complete with netting for indoor soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, baseball and rugby.

About Leidos

Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com