(From Press Release) –Davis Legacy Soccer Club (DLSC) today named its 56-acre soccer complex the Tsakopoulos Family Soccer Complex, in recognition and appreciation of Angelo K. and Sofia Tsakopoulos and AKT Investments Inc. (“AKT”) for donating the land that has made it possible for the club to serve over 750 youth athletes, their parents, members of the community and thousands of visiting players each year.
Since opening in 1990, DLSC has become one of the premier youth soccer complexes in the nation, fulfilling its mission to create an environment for youth players to develop skills and love of the game, and to build a College Development Program. The Club’s local economic impact exceeds $3 million annually.
“Thanks to the generosity of the Angelo K. and Sofia Tsakopoulos family, our club provides a positive and supportive environment for kids throughout the region, and beyond, who want to play regardless of their families’ financial means,” said Josh Lutzker, DLSC President. “Today we formally acknowledge the gift of land that has made it possible for us to create Northern California’s premier soccer complex here in Yolo County.”
Davis Legacy Soccer Club offers programs for athletes from five to 23 years of age from throughout the Greater Sacramento Region, and as far away a Sonoma, Chico and the Central Valley. Its robust scholarship program assists families who cannot afford Club dues and has successfully trained young athletes who have played on national teams around the world, and professionally in the United States and overseas. DLSC supports the aspirations of students to play in college – from Division 3 to Division 1 – through mentoring, scholarship programs, and relationships with college coaches.
“We are honored to have helped make the vision for this soccer complex a reality. The positive impact Davis Legacy Soccer Club has on thousands of young athletes from all backgrounds is exceptional,” said Chrysa Tsakopoulos Demos, President & CEO of AKT Investments.
The Tsakopoulos family has a legacy of giving back to the region through philanthropic gifts of land and financial contributions, most recently providing the naming gift for the Sofia Tsakopoulos Center for the Arts, home of the B Street Theater a new performing arts complex in midtown Sacramento and endowing a chair at University of the Pacific’s McGeorge School of Law.