Bellingham United F.C. recently wrapped up a great partnership with the nation’s leading soccer scarf company, Ruffneck Scarves. Ruffneck has agreed to be a premier partner with the local semi pro soccer club for the next two years. Ruffneck Scarves and Bellingham United are quite familiar with one another as Ruffneck Scarves President Jeff McIntyre was the individual responsible for founding the club back in 2011 and seeing the squad come to reality as it took to the pitch May of 2012. For the first three years of the squad’s existence McIntyre was involved in nearly all components of the club’s operations. He never missed a BUFC home match. McIntyre on the extended partnership with BUFC, “”This was a natural partnership for the Ruffneck Scarves team. Bellingham United is our favorite club in the world! We are excited to be able to continue our involvement with the club and are now proud to also be active sponsors. Go Hammers! ” Ruffneck Scarves has rapidly become synonymous with soccer scarves in America. Since the company’s inception in 2007 Ruffneck Scarves has quickly grown to become the official scarf supplier for US Soccer, Major League Soccer, United Soccer Leagues and the NCAA. Along with national soccer involvement Ruffneck Scarves is the sponsor of the Northwest Division of the Premier Development League (PDL) Ruffneck Cup. The Ruffneck Cup is awarded to the Puget Sound based team, who has the overall best overall aggregate between four local clubs, Kitsap Pumas, Seattle Sounders U23, Crossfire and Issaquah Gunners. The Ruffneck Cup has become a prestigious competition within the league. . Marc Ronney, Bellingham United F.C.’s General Manager said “When Jeff had approached our organization (Whatcom Sports Commission) about taking over the operations for Bellingham United we were honored to carry on the great community tradition that he started. While he was managing the club, Jeff never put Ruffneck’s name in front of the club. Partnering with a known national soccer entity like Ruffneck Scarves, is great for our club. What club wouldn’t want to have Ruffneck on their team?” Bellingham United Football Club is a premier semi-pro men’s soccer team based in Bellingham, Washington. The club plays year round. In the spring the club plays in the Evergreen Premier League-Washington (EPL WA). Bellingham United F.C. home matches are played at Civic Stadium in Bellingham with the season running late April through the end of July. In the winter months, the squad goes indoors playing in the Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) playing their home matches at the Bellingham Sportsplex from November to February. Schedule and ticket information for is available at www.bellinghamunited.com.