Keeper Wars Ink Celebrates 1 Year!

by Tonya Pinkerton

Keeper Wars Ink would like to thank all of our partners, families and keepers for their support during this last year! We have absolutely loved meeting all of the keepers and their families as we began touring this year! We are very blessed to have a killer squad and this opportunity, and we look forward to continuing our mission!

KEEPER WARS INK - 2020-21 CITY TOUR SUCCESS SUMMARY

Message from Our Co-Founder & CEO

"As we close in on officially one year of our Keeper Wars Ink journey it is truly special to see what we have accomplished thus far. With the simple goal of making a positive impact on the keeper community and giving them everything I wish I had growing up we have not only checked this box as a company but hurdled over all goal lines set for year one. As we continue to partner with US Youth Soccer's great state associations all around the US we grow our impact on the keepers at all levels of the game by giving them the much needed limelight they deserve. 

One of the most inspirational pieces of our events is to see the true sense of community and friendships that are formed between keepers while competing against one another. The resounding sportsmanship, helping hand, and positive reinforcement the keepers receive from one another is something that is hard to put into words. It gives a position of much independence and isolation a sense of community and support that has been missing. 

As we are able to put on our City Tour events all around the US we continue to give back every step of the way. With a great partnership with USYS we are able to give back a percentage of all proceeds to two things that mean a lot to us at Keeper Wars Ink, local soccer communities & International Myeloma Foundation (A Non-profit Blood Cancer Research Foundation). 

Take a peak into the numbers on our 2020 recap page, that we have generated in year one with the support of great partners, great sponsors and a shared vision of truly giving back to the keeper community."

Casey Clark, KWI Co-Founder & CEO

Keeper Wars Pre-Event Clinics

"As we understand this event is very new to most goalkeepers we have added a Friday evening Keeper Wars Clinic to help prepare our keepers of all ages for the battles of the weekend! We rolled this out in Tennessee at our first event of 2021 and had an amazing turnout. During our clinic our staff helps the keepers prepare for the weekend through a proper goalkeeper warm up, Keeper Wars oriented drills, a live match with myself and a goalkeeper from our clinic as well as live practice games to finish off the clinic. As we had feedback from parents and keepers alike stating our clinic helped them so much and hope we do this at all events in the future. We plan to do just that!"

Casey Clark, KWI Co-Founder & CEO

Photo by Michaela Clark - Aaron Heffernan (US Youth Soccer), Champion, 2nd & 3rd, Casey Clark (KWI) & Bryan Flannagan (Tennessee State Soccer Association)

Giving Back

Keeper Wars Ink is proud to have teamed up with the US Youth Soccer Association, state soccer associations and local soccer communities across the United States, and the International Myeloma Foundation. We are especially proud that 10% of all proceeds earned by Keeper Wars Ink is donated back to the International Myeloma Foundation for cancer research. We also give back to each state association we partner with, to help provide additional funds they can use to assist those in need who wish to play the beautiful game.