Fort Wayne FC Welcomes Valbruna Stainless as Sponsor Partner

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—The newly formed Fort Wayne FC welcomes the Valbruna Stainless, Inc. as a sponsor partner.   

Valbruna is one of the leading industrial complexes for the production of stainless, nickel and specialty long products.  Founded in 1925, Valbruna is a privately-owned company with approximately 2,500 employees.  It operates three production facilities, with locations in Vicenza and Bolzano, Italy and Fort Wayne, Indiana. In fact, Valbruna just recently celebrated its 15-Year Anniversary in Fort Wayne and continues find ways to invest in this beautiful city. “From the first initial rumblings and planning sessions, we’ve been fully committed and supportive of Fort Wayne FC. We love this game!” Massimo Amenduni, President of Valbruna Stainless commented. “We are excited to support Fort Wayne FC and the community of Fort Wayne,” added Denis Benetti, Business Development Manager at Valbruna Stainless.

Fort Wayne FC presents the highest competitive play of a men’s outdoor soccer team in Northeast Indiana.  Fort Wayne FC will begin competitive play in May of 2020 in the Great Lakes Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), a national outdoor soccer league at the fourth tier of the United States soccer pyramid. 

The club’s mission is to make soccer the preeminent sport in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana, in support of U.S. Soccer efforts to develop world-class players, coaches, and referees.  With the “Passion for Soccer,” Fort Wayne FC will build community and belonging through the beautiful game and the spirit of soccer.  The club’s vision is to provide a steppingstone for young and talented soccer players from the large pool of youth and young adult players in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana in order to play, develop, and compete at the highest level of soccer nationally and internationally.

 “Valbruna’s support will go a long way in support of our mission of providing the highest level of soccer in our region. We rely on community partners like Valbruna to achieve success,” said Dr. Erik Magner, President of Fort Wayne FC.

The announcement is being made publicly on September 20, 2019 at 1 p.m. at Valbruna Stainless, 2400 Taylor Street, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802.  All members of media are welcome to attend this event.

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More information about the club and the team can be found at or by following the club on Facebook (@FortWayneFootballClub), Instagram (@FortWayneFC), and Twitter (@FortWayneFC).

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Anna Magner