Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club Declared Non-Profit Public Charity

SANTA ROSA, Calif. – The Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club of Santa Rosa, California announced it has been granted Non-Profit Status, receiving a declaration letter dated February 24 from the Internal Revenue Service stating the club is a Non-Profit public charity under section 501(c)3.

Santa Rosa Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club - Annual Meeting Members

At its first annual meeting, the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club announced it has received non-profit status as a public charity under IRS section 501(c)3.

The announcement took place at the inaugural Annual General Meeting for the Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club. Over 40 people attended the meeting, including players, parents, coaches and board members. Acting President Alex Campbell made the announcement, recognizing the hard work performed by the club’s founding board of directors since 2013, including Francisco Vallejo, Maria Valencia, Gustavo Valencia and Hilda Gomez. Campbell spoke about the club’s core philosophies of teamwork, sportsmanship and community, praising the spirit of many coaches, parents, family members and volunteers “giving back to soccer.” He added that non-profit status will help the Club meet its goals of offering an affordable alternative so more youth in Santa Rosa can play competitive year-round soccer.

Matt Brabetz, Assistant Men's Soccer Coach, Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)

Matt Brabetz was named the Black Oaks Director of Coaching

Matt Brabetz, who coaches the 16 year-old and under boys “Black Oaks FC,” was appointed as Director of Coaching, an announcement that was made at the meeting by outgoing director Francisco Vallejo. An experienced player and coach from Sonoma County, Brabetz is the assistant men’s soccer coach for the Santa Rosa Junior College. He briefly addressed the meeting, saying that parents appreciate having a club like the Black Oaks in the heart of Santa Rosa, so “they won’t have to drive long-distances across town to play competitive soccer.”

The Black Oaks was originally formed in 1998 as an adult soccer team by a group of friends, former high school and college soccer players. Over the years several players, parents, coaches and volunteers started forming youth soccer teams in connection with the former Laguna Youth Soccer Club. The competitive youth club later merged with Santa Rosa South. In 2013 coach Francisco Vallejo spearheaded a move to form an independent club from some of the original Black Oaks Youth teams.


Alex Campbell, President

Black Oaks Youth Soccer Club


About Alex Campbell
“Alex” is a creative writer, editor, blogger, and digital marketing professional seeking freelance opportunities in marketing, communications, social media, public relations, investor relations, government relations, sales and service. Offers over 20 years experience elevating brands, sharing stories and driving sales for interesting, innovative and disruptive products, services and new technologies.

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