ACFC and Leading Healthy Grocer Partner To Bring Nutrition Education and Fresh Food Access Throughout Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (March 18, 2021) ‒ Angel City Football Club (ACFC) today announced Sprouts Farmers Market, a healthy grocer and one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, as the team’s founding back-of-jersey sponsor. This sponsorship marks Sprouts’ first commitment to women’s professional soccer, and a step towards providing for the broader Los Angeles community.
Through this sponsorship, Sprouts and ACFC will reallocate a portion of funds to local causes that address and provide children’s nutrition education and fresh food access throughout Los Angeles. This is a cause that Sprouts and the Sprouts Healthy Communities Foundation doubled down on last year through the support of programs offering emergency food assistance.
As the team’s exclusive back-of-jersey sponsor, the Sprouts logo will adorn the lower back of ACFC’s official jerseys and merchandise, including home and away jerseys, all authentic and replica first-team jerseys available to fans, and any special edition first-team jerseys. Fans will get their first look at the team colors, crest, jerseys, and logoed-merchandise this summer as we get ready for the 2022 inaugural season.
In addition to the logo, Sprouts and ACFC agreed on an empowerment phrase that will proudly display above the player’s name on the jersey’s back. The phrase represents the spirit of ACFC and highlights the shared commitment to igniting higher expectations on and off the field.
“Sprouts is the place where goodness grows, offering delicious foods that nourish families and athletes. We are excited to work with Angel City to build and grow projects that will lead to health benefits in the communities that we are privileged to serve,” said Jack Sinclair, Sprouts Chief Executive Officer.
“Together, we will create greater access to healthy foods across Los Angeles and beyond. Inspiring people to have a deeper understanding of the role that healthy eating plays in their lives,” said Sinclair.
On March 20, ACFC and Sprouts will put their partnership into action with a community-based project, refreshing a school garden site at Arroyo Seco Museum Science Magnet with EnrichLA. The refresh will include relocating six existing garden beds, installing new drip irrigation, building picnic tables, and creating an outdoor learning space for students. Along with Sprouts, We’re going beyond logos and endorsements with a shared passion for giving back and supporting local communities.
“Organic school vegetable gardens are a great way to help our young ones start to think about healthy eating,” explained Tomas O’Grady, executive director of EnrichLA. “As a school garden ranger, I have seen students get excited to eat vegetables just because they helped grow them at their school. Through our programs here in LA, kids are learning where their food comes from, how it nourishes their bodies, and how to be caretakers of our planet!”
“We are proud to welcome Sprouts to the ACFC family as our back-of-jersey sponsor and are excited to work alongside them to leverage their knowledge of health and wellness for our players, coaches, and, of course, our fans,” said Julie Uhrman, Co-Founder and President of Angel City FC. “Sprouts prioritizes healthy living and, as we are building our team with a focus on the whole athlete’s health, both physical and mental, we believe they are the perfect fit for Angel City. We can’t wait to get started!”