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Lane United FC is pleased to announce that it has reached a partnership deal with Tetherow Golf Resort in Bend, Oregon. Tetherow will be an official sponsor for Lane United’s training kits for the 2014 inaugural season, according to Lane United Managing Director Dave Galas and Tetherow managing partner Chris van der Velde.
Tetherow opened in 2008 and was named the “#1 Best New Course You Can Play in the Country” that year by Golf Magazine. It has since made several lists of the top courses in the U.S. and has expanded its offerings to include two restaurants, lodging, real estate and events. “We are already recognized as a premier destination for golf in the Northwest,” said Tetherow’s Chris van der Velde. “With the Northwest having become such a destination for soccer in the past few years, we felt that a partnership with LUFC would provide synergy between Tetherow and the Eugene/Springfield communities.”
Tetherow was a sponsor of the WPSL Oregon Rush women’s team in Bend, a fact which delighted the Lane United coach John Galas. “They’ve already shown in their short history that they support grassroots soccer in the Northwest. Both of Chris (van der Velde)’s sons play soccer, and he was surrounded by the beautiful game in the Netherlands where he had a very successful pro golf career himself. So he’s very familiar with and supportive of the sport.”
“We are very excited by this partnership with Tetherow Golf Resort,” said Dave Galas, the Lane United managing director. “They have shown that they are the best at what they do and we aspire to be the same. This will be an exciting summer in Deschutes and Lane counties, and we hope to get a lot of our fans over to Tetherow and build our fan base in Bend.”