Chicago, Ill; July 16, 2009 – Teri Kozlowski, an Orland Park mother of three, has been named the winner of the Chicago Red Stars Soccer Mom of the Year Presented by Mexico Tourism Board contest.

Kozlowski was nominated by her daughter Jayna, a member of the Windy City Pride Soccer Club’s U12 team. Jayna’s entry was one of hundreds that were received from 16 states for the contest on .

“Here’s to you, mom,” Jayna wrote in her winning nomination, “for spending all of those years driving to games, watching games, cleaning smelly uniforms and even for just kicking the ball around with me in the backyard.  Thank you for everything.  And a special thank you for never, never, never giving up on me.”

As the contest winner, Kozlowski receives an all-inclusive trip for two to the Grand Occidental resorts in Riviera Maya from Mexico and Apple Vacations.  She was recognized on the field at halftime of the Red Stars’ July 12th win over FC Gold Pride.

“Mexico is honored to participate in events that bring together families and promote our traditional values, like the Soccer Mom of the Year contest,” said Rodrigo Esponda, Director of the Mexico Tourism Board in Chicago.  “Mexico and Apple Vacations congratulate Jayna for submitting such an inspiring winning entry, and are certain that the two will have an unforgettable mother-daughter experience in Mexico – known for its family-friendly appeal”

“The Red Stars are proud to recognize a soccer mom who is hard working and dedicated to her family,” said Red Stars General Manager Marcia McDermott.  “There were many deserving mothers nominated for this contest but it was clear that Teri Kozlowski goes above and beyond for her children.”

The Red Stars return home to TOYOTA PARK for a 3 pm game on Sunday, July 26th, against Abby Wambach and the Washington Freedom.  The Red Stars will go green for the game, wearing special green jerseys and celebrating environmentally friendly causes.  The popular Chicago band Hello Dave will play a pregame concert in the Red Stars’ Fun Zone, beginning at 2 pm.  Call 1-866-WPS-2009 today to order your seats, or log on to for more information!

About the Mexico Tourism Board

The Mexico Tourism Board (MTB) brings together the resources of federal and state governments, municipalities and private companies to promote Mexico’s tourism attractions and destinations internationally. Created in 1999, the MTB  is  Mexico’s  tourism  promotion  agency, and its participants include members  of  both  the  private  and  public  sectors.  The MTB has offices throughout    North    America,    Europe,   Japan    and   Latin   America.  For more information on destinations and online trip bookings please go to .