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Surf Taco Renews Partnership With Boca – Toms River Times
May 21, 2008

Toms River Times
Community News
May 21, 2008

Surf Taco Renews Partnership With Boca

BRICK – The Jersey Shore Boca Soccer Club announced that Surf Taco, a popular, casual Mexican-themed restaurant chain with seven locations throughout the shore area, has renewed their official sponsorship of Boca’s U23 summer soccer program for this year.

This will mark the fourth consecutive year that the two organizations have renewed their partnership.

Under the terms of the agreement, Boca and Surf Taco will continue to jointly promote their products, services and organizations via various means, including electronic and print media, brand recognition, special events, player appearances and direct marketing efforts among other sources.

Owner Rob Nagel with the help of General Manager Shaun Graul opened the first Surf Taco location on Route 35 South in Point Pleasant Beach Memorial Day weekend in 2001 and a second location on Parker Avenue in Manasquan in July 2004.

Graul is a former long-time member of the Jersey Shore Boca Soccer Club and one of the best goalkeepers ever to come out of the shore area. The 1989 Toms River High School East graduate played his collegiate soccer at Kean University and then continued his career professionally with the NJ Stallions of the United Soccer Leagues before retiring from the sport several years back.

“Everyone at Surf Taco is very excited and pleased to renew our support of the Jersey Shore Boca U23 soccer program and to give back to the community. We look forward to working again with such an outstanding organization for a fourth straight year,” mentioned Graul.

The Jersey Shore Boca U23 men’s and women’s teams will participate for the fifth consecutive year as one of the inaugural founding members of the Mid-Atlantic Summer Showcase League (MSSL), a regional summer soccer league, which is specifically designed for collegiate players under the age of 23, which is fully sanctioned by the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), the national governing body for adult amateur soccer. The MSSL season begins on June 1.

The Jersey Shore Boca Soccer Club has been a fixture in the soccer community since 1978 and is one of the most respected soccer clubs on the East Coast.

The club is celebrating their 30-year anniversary this year.

For more information about Surf Taco, including their locations, menu and special events, visit the restaurant’s official Web site at

For more information about the Boca U23 program and all other the Jersey Shore Boca programs, visit the Club’s official Web site at