Corporate Sponsors

The Basque Soccer Friendly is grateful for all of the support of our great sponsors. Learn more about these community leaders who are making the Basque Soccer Friendly possible.


Luxuriant landscapes, culture, gastronomy, art, design and nature in its purest essence. The bustle of a modern city in Bilbao, with its busy streets and its lights. The beauty of its mountains and the power of its sea make Bizkaia a land of contrasts where opposites come together to form a setting that is unique in the Basque Country. The excitement inspired by Bizkaia goes hand in hand with that inspired by Athletic Club, known as “the lions”, our Basque soccer team with more than a century of history behind it, thousands of supporters and a philosophy not found anywhere else in the world. In Boise the Basque Soccer Friendly will enable our cry to be heard just as it is on the terraces of our San Mamés stadium: Athleeeeeeeeeeeetic… eup!

City of Boise

The City of Boise and Mayor Dave Bieter were early and enthusiastic supporters of the Basque Soccer Friendly. With a vision for making Boise the most livable city in the country, Mayor Bieter, the nation’s only Basque-speaking mayor, sees this match as a perfect opportunity to highlight Boise’s diverse and vibrant lifestyle. The match’s enormous contribution to international goodwill, amid Boise’s international celebration of its Basque heritage, makes hosting the 2015 Basque Soccer Friendly a perfect fit for our community. Gora Boise!

Southern Idaho Toyota Dealers

The Southern Idaho Toyota Dealers constantly strive to enrich lives and serve customer’s transportation needs with high quality and reliable vehicles. Combined with an unwavering commitment to customer service, the Southern Idaho Toyota Dealers strive to exceed expectations at every turn.

Holland & Hart

Holland & Hart LLP and its predecessor firm have served individuals, businesses, and communities throughout Idaho for more than 80 years. Our nearly 50 lawyers provide responsive, efficient counsel to businesses of all sizes on a full range of legal services, from healthcare to energy law and corporate to litigation.  We pair local experience with the resources of a regional office network to deliver integrated legal solutions to clients of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. Holland & Hart prides itself on being an active member of the Idaho business community and is proud to support the Basque Soccer Friendly. For more information, visit

KTVB Channel 7

The KTVB News Group is Idaho’s largest media organization, reaching more Idahoans each day with news, entertainment and local content. Founded as a single television station in 1953, the group has expanded over the ensuing years. It now features three distinct television stations, the state’s most-visited website, a top-ranked mobile app and expanding social media network.

St. Luke’s

St. Luke’s is dedicated to the health and well-being of the people of Idaho. So we’re big fans of events like the Basque Soccer Friendly that bring kids, families, and communities together in the name of physical activity and fitness. And as a member of the Boise community since 1902, we’ve grown up alongside Boise’s Basque culture, and have a deep love and respect for all it has meant for our city for so many years. We’re proud to support Basque Studies and soccer scholarships through this event, and proud to support the health of our community through our Sports Medicine program, Concussion Clinic, Children’s Hospital, and a wide range of services throughout the region.

It’s your life. We help you live it.

McAlvain Group of Companies, Inc.

McAlvain Group of Companies is a 3rd generation family-owned construction firm; homegrown and headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Since 1980, McAlvain has provided design/build, construction management, general contracting and concrete services throughout the Western United States. McAlvain has always been an active member of the community and are currently proud sponsors and supporters of Jaialdi 2015 in celebration of the local Basque Culture. To recognize the contributions of the Basque Community to the State of Idaho and to honor the Basque McAlvain family members, employees, friends, clients and community leaders, McAlvain has elected to actively participate and donate to this Basque Soccer Friendly event. McAlvain will be making long lasting improvements to Albertsons Stadium that will not only support the installation of a temporary green sod field to meet FIFA International Friendly Regulations for this unique sporting event but also foster our continued commitment to Boise State Athletics and the advancement of their sporting venues.


Albertsons has always been about delivering unique experiences to Boise, ever since Joe Albertson opened the doors of his first store in 1939. He had one of the first in-store magazine racks, nickel ice cream cones called Big Joes, and even a scratch bakery with an automatic doughnut machine. So of course for the first Basque Soccer Friendly in Boise pitting Athletic Club Bilbao versus Club Tijuana de Xoloitzcuintles de Caliente a Liga MX at Albertsons Stadium – we knew we had to be part of it! We may be one of the largest grocers in the United States, but our goal is always to be your favorite local supermarket. We’re SO excited to be part of a match that will showcase two amazing soccer teams, Boise’s rich Basque history and our favorite local Stadium at Boise State!

Capital City Development Corporation

Collaborate, create, develop, complete—four words that are always top of mind these days at Capital City Development Corporation (CCDC).  And, nothing exemplifies these four words better than the upcoming Basque Soccer Friendly event and the extraordinary effort that has been demonstrated over the past year to make it a reality.  As Boise’s only re-development agency, CCDC is committed to building public infrastructure that supports downtown development projects, serves as a catalyst for private development and fosters economic growth.  The agency was formed in 1965 by the Boise City Council in response to the federal urban renewal program, which offered funding to revitalized central cities across the nation. CCDC has evolved over the years into an agency with a one goal in mind—strengthening and building vitality in downtown Boise.  The CCDC board and staff are proud to be a partner of the Basque Soccer Friendly event, which promises to be a wonderful celebration of culture and community.

CCDC—Collaborate, Create, Develop, Complete

Carew Co.


Carew Co. leaves behind the smoke and mirrors of most agencies. We are not starving artists who fell into design and marketing because our film didn’t get accepted at Sundance. We function in an open, collaborative environment. We mind-meld with the audience and deliver strong, memorable work that gets results.

Carew Co. is a new breed of “agency.” More like a collective than a conventional agency. This allows us to think smart, act smart, and adapt to the needs of our clients. At its heart, creativity is about problem solving. It’s about shaping a business. We not only makes it look good, but ensures it works. And we’re smart enough to listen and change midstream if need be.

We are a full-service agency headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Our services include branding, marketing, graphic design, advertising, and website design. Check out our work to see more of what we do.

Cinder Wines

There’s Futbol….the “beautiful game.” Then there’s Cinder….the “beautiful wine” hand crafted by the husband & wife team of Melanie Krause and Joe Schnerr. When we heard about the Basque Soccer Friendly we knew that this was something very, very special for our community and we wanted to be involved. By involved we meant Joe wanted to actually play on one the teams and Melanie wanted to date one of the players….Well, that level of “involvement” was probably not going to happen…but don’t worry we are living a different dream these days, one where we celebrate the beauty of our home each day with our customers. After 14 years as a winemaker, Boise-native Melanie Krause has the opportunity to showcase her world-class wines to an international audience and tell them about it in her second language (Spanish) no less!  We hope to see all of you at the game or at our winery when we reveal the special label Tempranillo that will commemorate the soccer match or at other festivities during the lead up to game day.

Tempranillo is Spain’s “Noble Grape” and it is one that does exceedingly well here in our high-desert climate of the Snake River Valley. We hope to be raising a glass soon with you to our community and to our special guests from the Basque Country and Mexico. Let’s show the world that Boise and all of Idaho loves the beautiful things in life. Salud!

Visit us daily from 11am-5pm at our winery/tasting room just 5 minutes from downtown.

Idaho Power

Idaho Power understands the importance of supporting the communities we serve.  As your local energy provider, we’ve been doing just that for nearly 100 years.  The tradition continues with our sponsorship of the Basque Soccer Friendly.  This international sporting event is the first of its kind in the Treasure Valley and provides a wonderful backdrop for families and friends to come together in the spirit of friendly competition.

Idaho Power is proud to provide our customers with reliable, responsible, fair-priced energy services, today and tomorrow.

Payette Brewing Co.

Payette Brewing is excited to collaborate with the Basque Soccer Friendly to bring you the official Basque Soccer Lager! The Basque Soccer Lager will be available in 12 oz, six pack cans are Boise-area retailers starting May 2015 as well as on draft at the brewery. The beer is going to be cool, refreshing and exactly what you need to cheer on your favorite team!

Wide Eye Productions

Wide Eye Productions is providing video production services and social media support to the Basque Soccer Friendly tournament. Wide Eye Productions is a full service digital production company with offices in Boise and Seattle. Their dedicated staff of experienced professionals craft stories for online, broadcast and niche audiences. The team has every aspect of digital video production covered, including producers, directors, photographers and editors; top notch HD and 4K camera equipment and editing facilities. Wide Eye Productions is pleased to put their team to work capturing the teams in action at the Basque Soccer Friendly match.


Cradlepoint is the global leader in cloud-managed 4G LTE networking solutions, providing business grade and secure connectivity to retail enterprises. Specializing in business continuity, M2M/IoT routing, advanced edge routing and primary connections, Cradlepoint’s award-winning solutions are purpose built for PCI-compliant networks. Cradlepoint was the first to pioneer and fully enable high-speed LTE solutions to maximize the potential of the cloud for businesses worldwide. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @Cradlepoint.

Double R Ranch

Double R Ranch Northwest Beef is a premium quality brand from Agri Beef Co., a family owned and operated company based in Boise, Idaho. From ranch to table we are involved in every step of the beef lifecycle, including ranching, cattle feeding, cattle nutrition, beef processing, and sales and marketing.  Double R Ranch beef is hand selected to include only USDA Choice and higher levels of marbling. Our commitment to exceptional quality results in unsurpassed flavor and tenderness. Double R Ranch is widely recognized for superior beef, as well as its dedication to the Agri Beef STAR Commitment, encompassing Sustainability, Total Quality, Animal Well-Being and Responsibility. We are proud to partner with the Basque Soccer Friendly and support the vibrant culture in our community!

Eki Technologies

Eki Technologies is an Idaho based, service disabled veteran owned company providing information technology services and management consulting. We focus on emerging technologies and created a culture of building solutions, engineering systems, and providing strategic consulting services that have enabled us to develop a distinctive set of skills, products and methodologies that blend the best agile product development and iterative consulting techniques in the industry.

Idaho Commerce Tourism Development

The Idaho Commerce Tourism Development team takes the lead in showcasing all the great things to do in Idaho through event sponsorships, advertising, public relations, social media, our website,, and more. Easy access to the great outdoors is one of the lures that bring many visitors to Idaho time and again. Abundant recreation activities – from mountain biking to skiing, from whitewater rafting to backpacking – and scenic vistas around every turn attract over 20 million visitors annually. Idaho Tourism is proud to support Basque Soccer Friendly and welcomes the teams, their families and fans to our beautiful state.

lisa mcgrath llc

Lisa McGrath’s practice focuses on solving legal problems related to social media, the Internet, advertising, apps, technology, and startups. Throughout her practice, she has counseled and provided social media compliance training to clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and advertising agencies to hospitals and state and local governments. Mrs. McGrath began her career as a counsel in the United States Senate and later returned to her home state to clerk at the Idaho Supreme Court. Mrs. McGrath speaks frequently on social media law, and the Idaho Business Review recently named her a Leader in Law for her innovative practice.

Idaho apparel and gifts for Idahoans, by Idahoans. Retail shop coming to downtown Boise at 828 W. Idaho St. in mid-July.

Wear Your Where.

Boise Airport

The Boise Airport’s mission is to provide a world-class gateway that connects people with the most livable city in America. BOI is served by 6 airlines which offer daily service to 18 non-stop cities. In 2014, more than 2.75 million passengers traveled through the Boise Airport. The Boise Airport is a municipally owned entity operating as a self-supporting enterprise. No City of Boise general funds are used to operate the airport.

Select Health

Information coming soon!

Supporting Sponsor

Stein Distributing Co.

Stein Distributing Company, Inc. is a beverage wholesaler of beer, specialty wine products. We are proud distributors of such quality products as Anheuser-Busch, In-Bev, Widmer Brothers, Redhook Ale Brewery, Kona Brewing Company, Kirin, Odell Brewing, Firestone Walker, Uinta Brewing, Edge Brewing, Woodland Empire Ale Craft and Epic Brewing. We service an area that covers 30,000 square miles in 10.5 counties with a population of over 700,000 people.

Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Boise Convention and Visitors Bureau’s mission is to enhance the City of Boise’s economy through the marketing, promotion and selling of the city and region as a site for conventions, corporate meetings, trade shows, leisure travel, cultural, sports and special events.  For more information, contact 800.635.5240 or go to  Post or tag your photos and comments from the Basque Friendly Soccer event at FB, Instagram and Twitter – #visitboise

Boise State University College of Business and Economics

The College of Business and Economics (COBE) at Boise State University is a wonderful place to learn and grow. The new Micron Business and Economics Building provides a vibrant place for faculty, students and the community to work together.
•  A financial trading room with Bloomberg terminals allows students to use the data, research, analytics and news that industry professionals employ.
•  A state-of-the-art, 250-seat lecture hall attracts distinguished leaders from academia, business and government giving the community educational opportunities.
•  The Imagination Lab, student team rooms, computer labs, common areas, courtyard and more provide plenty of beautiful places to study, hang-out, eat, create, learn and grow.

Our faculty and staff are deeply committed to our students’ success and we are constantly working to discover new and innovative ways to help our students learn and succeed.
•  Business for the New Generation – a course for freshmen that shows the big picture in business. Utilizing Bloomberg Business Week, live case studies, real-time technology and guest businesses leaders, this course helps freshman make informed choices during their academic careers.
•  New Business and Economic Analytics Degree – provides the skill set necessary to turn Big Data into actionable information that supports strategic decisions.
•  New Nonprofit Minor – From 2001 to 2011, the number of nonprofits in the United States grew 25 percent.
•  Innovative MBA programs – Career Track for recent graduates from any discipline, Professional MBA for professionals with 2+years of business experience and Online MBA.
•  Executive MBA – a unique program for seasoned executives that employs a fully integrated curriculum and provides a very high level of commitment.


Information coming soon!

Community Partner

Chico Translations

Chico Translations, based in Boise, Idaho, offers English to Spanish translations for a variety of local, national, and international companies. With over 10 years of experience in the translation business, we offer competitive rates to help you and your business communicate, and feel good about it. Chico Translations is ran by a Henar Chico, a Bilbao native and fierce supporter of Athletic de Bilbao. As such, she couldn’t be more grateful for being given the chance to help with the Basque Soccer Friendly. Call us at (208) 353-8490 or visit our website for more information.

RC Willey

For over 80 years RC Willey has been recognized nationally for excellence. Our goal is to be the number one place to find exceptional selection, value, superior service and professional associates that really care about you. Nobody in the Treasure Valley has the vast furniture, electronics, appliances, mattresses and floor coverings selection of RC Willey under one roof. We can deliver your selection in just a few short days. Today, RC Willey is still family operated, and has 8 stores located in Utah, 1 store in Idaho, 4 stores in Nevada and 1 store in California. We invite you to shop Monday thru Saturday 10 am – 9 pm (closed on Sundays).


The J.R. Simplot Company, a privately held agribusiness firm headquartered in Boise, Idaho, has an integrated portfolio that includes phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching, cattle production, food processing, retail food brands, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot’s major operations are located in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia, and China, with products marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide. The company’s mission statement is Bringing Earth’s Resources to Life.

Additional Sponsors

Boise State University College of Health Science

Boise State University College of Innovation and Design

Boise State University Honors College