PANAMA CITY, Panama – Ford Motor Company is sponsoring a soccer team in a league comprised of professional women from all walks of life. Ranging in age from 20-50, the 12 women hope to qualify for the August finals. This is the first time Ford has sponsored one of the teams in the women’s league. Ford provided uniforms and equipment and company officials have attended games to demonstrate their support for the team.
Many of the league’s teams have added a public service component. The women on the Ford-sponsored team help provide younger women who want to play soccer but who don’t have a job with transportation, soccer shoes and equipment.