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Virginia Valor is delighted to host the 2023 Winter Gala awards Banquet again this year. 

Valor will honor our graduating high school seniors and volunteers that have given so much to this program and our founding clubs SYA and CYA.

The Gala will be hosted at the International Country Club in Chantilly so everyone may enjoy great food, music, silent auction fun, and more! 

This exciting event will include guest speaker Jill Ellis, President San Diego Wave, NWSL, two-time FIFA World Coach of the Year, 2023 US Soccer Hall of Fame Inductee

Date - Saturday, February 25th, 2023

6:00pm - Valor Winter Gala Begins

  • Cocktail Hour (Cash Bar open until 9:30 PM)

  • Hors D’oeuvres are served

6:30pm – Silent Auction Viewing

7:15pm – Keynote speaker, Jill Ellis

7:30pm - Awards Presentation

8:00pm - Buffet Dinner Served

10:00pm - Valor Winter Gala Concludes

Cost - $85 (Includes dinner (cash bar), silent auction, and keynote address by Coach Jill Ellis)

Dress - Cocktail Attire

Location - International Country Club, Chantilly
(13200 Lee Jackson Memorial Hwy, Fairfax, VA 22033)

Time - 6.00-10.00pm

Reservations open December 15th, there are limited number of tickets available, please do wait until the last minute


The Gala is not limited to just the Valor membership, if you have friends, business associates that would like to attend please share this information. Please use the link below to purchase tickets, we have limited space at the International Country Club, do not miss out on the wonderful evening.

Keynote Speaker and Awards Presenter

World renowned Coach Jill Ellis joins Virginia Valor in honoring our senior players and Volunteers, and will enlighten our families about her keys to success throughout her career in coaching and business. It will be a great opportunity for young and old to understand the pathway to success in the world of soccer. 

Jill Ellis’s Notable Accomplishments:

  • Women's National Team Coach 2014-2019

  • Only women's coach ever to win 2 FIFA World Cups back to back 2015 and 2019

  • Two-time FIFA World's Best Coach 2015 and 2019

  • 2015 CONCACAF Coach of the Year

  • Most wins ever in USWNT history 106

  • Most international games ever coached 132 (106-7-19)

  • 8 World Cup tournament victories

  • 2023 US Soccer Hall of Fame inductee, ceremony May 6th Frisco TX

The Valor Gala is more than an evening with an incredible guest speaker. We are going to be celebrating the graduating seniors who have given so much to the club over their long and successful careers. It is our hope that hearing about and celebrating their successes with Valor will also inspire the younger players in our club. 


We will also have numerous items as a part of our silent auction that will go on during the event. Ultimately, we want this evening to be a celebration of the players who make this club so special as well as honoring the volunteers who poured their heart and soul into our organization.  When you combine that with Jill Ellis as the featured guest, you have all the ingredients for an incredible night. 


All the proceeds from the event will go back into the Valor travel soccer program. It will help with the purchasing of equipment, coaching education, and deferring the cost of our programs. We hope you and your family will make the time to join us on February 25th to celebrate Valor soccer!




If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for this exciting event please contact Scott Liskey:

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Thank you to our sponsors!

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