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Louisville City FC Eyes Corporate Partnership with Visionworks

February 2, 2018 - United Soccer League (USL) - Louisville City FC News Release

LOUISVILLE - Before beginning the regular season in March, Louisville City Football Club has seen the road to new territory on the corporate partnerships side by introducing Visionworks, the third largest retail optical chain in the United States, as the "Official Eye Care Provider in the Field of Optometry" and jersey-back sponsor for the "Boys in Purple" on a two-year agreement.

As part of the negotiation, Visionworks is designated as the official jersey-back sponsor for the 2018 USL season, with the eye care provider's logo debuting on the club's kits starting on Saturday, March 17, when LouCity hosts expansion side Nashville SC for the inaugural game of the year (7:30 P.M. at Slugger Field).

Founded and owned by Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates, Visionworks will work with the LouCity team members on sports vision training, providing the team with the opportunity to train their visual abilities and maximize their on-field performances. In addition, the company will also serve as the presenting sponsor of Louisville City FC Youth Clubs, as well as Louisville City FC Camps and Clinics. With today's announcement, Visionworks becomes LouCity's first foray into the field of vision.

"I look forward to our partnership with Louisville City FC and the opportunity to help enhance the players vision abilities to take their game to the next level. says Dr. Mark Lynn, owner of Visionworks. "Our team of specialized doctors will be performing various vision tests and training sessions to improve hand eye coordination, eye-tracking abilities, depth perception and many other exercises on an individual basis. My family and I believe this is just another way that we can give back to our community - and we are excited to see what is to come!"

"We're delighted to announce our new and innovative partnership with Visionworks. LouCity is proud and honored that such an industry-leading and company with Louisville ties and a national reach now has our back," said Louisville City FC Chairman, John Neace. "In welcoming Visionworks to the LouCity family, this partnership extends beyond a typical sports sponsorship and is truly visionary in scope. Visionworks will bring unique offerings to assist and support our players on the field, as well as our organization off it."

With over 140 Visionworks locations nationwide, the eyewear provider is proud to serve 40 U.S. States and the District of Columbia since its launch in 1988.

No stranger to the city of Louisville, Visionworks has been a frequent sponsor of the Louisville Bats at Slugger Field. In addition, Dr. Mark Lynn's ties with the University of Louisville run deep, with the Cardinal's soccer facility - Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium - being named after the corporate owner in 2014.

About Louisville City FC: Since its launch in 2014, Louisville City FC has been committed to serving the community of Louisville and state of Kentucky as the lone professional soccer team. The 2017 season marked the third year of play for LouCity in the United Soccer League (USL), a professional soccer league based in the United States and Canada. On October 26, the Louisville Metro Council voted overwhelmingly in favor of a new soccer-specific stadium in the Butchertown neighborhood with a projected opening slated for March 2020. Finishing in the top five in average attendance in the USL at Slugger Field since 2015, LouCity's remarkable 2017 campaign included winning the USL Cup in the club's first appearance in the final.

About Visionworks/Dr. Mark Lynn and Associates PLLC: Dr. Mark Lynn & Associates, PLLC, or Mark Lynn O.D. & Associates PC, owns and/or operates more than 90 Visionworks offices in Kentucky, Georgia, Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Indiana. Offering high-quality designer and exclusive brand frames, lenses, contact lenses, accessories, sunglasses and the leading technology in vision correction at competitive prices. In addition, nearly all stores provide one-hour services on more prescriptions by utilizing on-site processing laboratories.

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