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Legendary Mexican Coach Coming to Laredo

Legendary Mexican Coach Coming to Laredo

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - Legendary Mexican Coach Coming to Laredo

Chucho Ramirez Holding Conference and Attending Heat Game Versus West Texas United


Laredo, Texas (Tuesday, June 7, 2011): For anyone that has ever said that there is nothing to do in Laredo during the summer, the Laredo Heat Soccer Club has some really entertaining plans for you in the middle of June.


Mexican Soccer Coaching Icon, Jesus “Chucho” Ramirez, will be in the Gateway City on Wednesday, June 15th and Thursday, June 16th.


“Chucho”, as he is known to his fans around the world, will be speaking at the Texas A&M International University Center for the Fine and Performing Arts on Wednesday, June 15th. The speaking engagement is scheduled to start at 7:30 P.M.


On Thursday, June 16th, “Chucho” will be the Honorary Heat Head Coach when Laredo takes on the West Texas United (Midland) Sockers at the TAMIU Soccer Complex as well as being present for a luncheon and a Meet and Greet Session for a few select fans prior to and after the game. Kick-off is set for 8:00 P.M.


Outside from his coaching exploits, Mr. Ramirez is also the President and CEO of his company, CARE (Centro de Alto Rendimiento Empresarial). CARE’s primary theme is “Transforming Minds to Create Champions” for both athletes and companies. “Chucho” is a renowned speaker in his native Mexico and he has given motivational talks to major corporations such as Coca-Cola, Nissan, Nike, Banamex, among others.


In the athletic arena, “Chucho” tasted victory at the highest level of the soccer world when he directed a group of young men from Mexico to the 2005 Under 17 World Cup Championship. From that group of players, some of Mexico’s current best and brightest soccer stars have emerged, such as Carlos Vela, Giovanni Dos Santos, Cesar Villaluz and Patricio Araujo.


“Chucho” also coached Mexico’s Under 20 squad in 2007 U-20 World Cup in Canada when it placed fifth in the world. On that team, current Mexican soccer megastar Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez, now of Manchester United fame, was under the coaching guidance of “Chucho”.


In 2008, “Chucho” was in charge of the Mexican Men’s National Team during the eliminatory phases for qualification to the FIFA 2010 World Cup.

In addition to stints with Mexico’s National Teams, “Chucho” has also coached in the Mexican Soccer Federation professional ranks with what is notably the country’s most famous franchise, the Aguilas of America based in Mexico City.


While coaching with America, “Chucho” directed his team to a second place finish in the World Football Challenge which included soccer powerhouses Milan (Italy), Inter-Milan (Italy) and Chelsea (England).


“Chucho” also played professionally in Mexico from 1974 to 1989 with such clubs as UNAM, Cruz Azul, Club Neza, Club Atlante and Club Veracruz. In 1980 and 1981, “Chucho” was also a member of the Mexican National Team prior to heading to the 1982 FIFA World Cup.


“This visit to Laredo by Chucho is unique in that the insight he will provide during the conference will not only motivate but because he is so personable, he will make all his topics easy to understand and most importantly, allow his audience to apply it to their daily lives”, mentioned Heat Owner and President Shashi Vaswani.


Vaswani concluded, “I have met with him several times now over the past few months and I can guarantee that anyone who attends his conference or decides to meet with him at either the luncheon or Meet and Greet sessions, will walk away with a very unique perspective into the world of soccer at an international level plus a very personable view into Mr. Ramirez’s own life as a player, coach and motivator”.


Ticket Pricing Information:


June 15, 2011 Conference at the TAMIU Center for the Fine and Performing Arts:


-          $20.00 Adult Individual Tickets

-          $15.00 Children Individual Tickets (12 to 18, children under 12 will not be admitted)

-          $12.00 Heat Club Members (must present card to purchase ticket)

-          $15.00 for Group Sales (50 plus tickets)


June 16, 2011 Luncheon, location to be announced:


-          $150.00 Individual Tickets (limited to only 9 people)


June 16, 2011 Meet and Greet Event after Heat and West Texas United Match, location to be announced:


-          $100.00 Individual Tickets (limited amount of tickets will be sold)


All event tickets can be purchased during regular business hours (10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.) at the Laredo Heat Soccer Club office located at 7220A Bob Bullock Loop, Suite 3A (Third Floor), brown building next to the La Quinta Inn and Suites from Wednesday, June 8th to Thursday, June 16th.

For additional information on the Laredo Heat Soccer Club, please visit our website at www.laredoheatsc.com or call the Heat office at 723 – 4700.