Business Community Steps Up and Out in Support of STEM Education

Pete CodellaNews

The STEM Action Center, with help from Goldman Sachs, the Utah Technology Council, Comcast and Real Salt Lake are hosting a STEM Utah Corporate Soccer Tournament, September 22 from 2 p.m.-4p.m. at Rio Tinto Stadium, in a joint effort to support marketing the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to Utah’s school population.

“We think it is critically important that our kids are inspired and motivated to learn about math and science, and everyone at Goldman Sachs is excited to be partnering with Utah’s government and community leaders to help organize the inaugural STEM Utah Corporate Soccer Tournament,” said David Lang, managing director and head of Goldman Sachs’ Salt Lake City operations. “We are so happy that Real Salt Lake agreed to participate and host the event on their field, and challenge others to join in this fun event to raise awareness around STEM education.”

This fun and team building event will allow a company or group of individuals who have formed a team to play on the Rio Tinto Stadium soccer field. Sponsors will be hosting co-ed teams of 5 players in 20 minute games on a reduced field, round-robin style.

Proceeds will benefit the STEM Action Center whose goal is to support STEM education.  The STEM Action Center is working every day to provide training for our teachers and opportunities for our students which increase the number of young men and women who choose early in their education to prepare for a career in one of the many STEM related careers.

Companies interested in supporting STEM education in Utah should become a tournament sponsor. Various sponsorship levels are available, from less than $500 to be an event supporter with space for a company banner behind a goal, to an event sponsor level at $7,000 with marketing space, event organization input and up to three tournament soccer teams representing the company. A jersey signed by the Real Salt Lake players will be given to the winning team.

Companies who would like to participate may register at For more information on the STEM campaign,