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FRISCO, Texas (February 8, 2008) – US Youth Soccer today announced the 2008 schedule for the highly successful Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup. The recreational soccer tournament will be held in over 60 locations and features Kohl's American Cup elements (tents, banners, premium items) and in most locations the Kohl's American Cup Soccer Experience Vehicle.
The first Kohl's American Cup will be Monsingnor Pace High School in Miami, Fla., scheduled to be played February 23-24.
"With the addition of another Experience Vehicle, we not only hope to hold more events, but we also hope to give more people the opportunity to experience the US Youth Soccer Kohl's American Cup interactive village,"" said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kohl's Department Stores.
The Kohl's American Cup Soccer Experience Vehicle will make its debut in March and will be present at over 45 events this summer. It is complete with three interactive inflatables (Kohl's American Cup Soccer Dribble, Soccer Kick and Kick Wall), prizes and souvenirs. The Kohl's American Cup Soccer Experience will serve as focal point for the Interactive Soccer Village and provide each Kohl's American Cup host organization a central location for conducting registration and presenting participant awards.
""We are excited to launch the 2008 Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup and further the experience with the additional vehicle,"" said Jim Cosgrove, executive director of US Youth Soccer. ""Kohl's is a great partner of US Youth Soccer and we are pleased to carry on this great event that highlights the many benefits of our sport, specifically fun and fair play.""
It is the Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup philosophy that all players should receive equal opportunities and benefits within their level of play. All players have the right to participate in competitions where they can develop and exhibit their skills while enjoying themselves. The Kohl's American Cup provides recreational players this opportunity and places emphasis on participation, as opposed to competition.
Upcoming Kohl's American Cup events are scheduled for March 1-2, in Bradenton, Fla.; March 8, in Portland, Texas; and March 15-16, in Combes, Texas. For a complete list of 2008 Kohl's American Cups please visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
About Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup - The largest recreational youth soccer tournament in the United States and boasts more than 65,000 participants and more than 100,000 attendees annually since its inception in 2000. Kohl's US Youth Soccer's provides youth soccer players an opportunity to experience a high-quality statewide tournament in a fun, festival-like atmosphere.
About the United States Youth Soccer Association (US Youth Soccer) – US Youth Soccer - The Game for ALL Kids!® is the largest youth sports organization in the country and largest member of the United States Soccer Federation, the governing body of soccer in the United States. US Youth Soccer registers more than 3.2 million players annually, ages 5 to 19, and over 900,000 administrators, coaches and volunteers in 55 member state associations. US Youth Soccer programs provide a fun, safe and healthy environment for players at every level of the game. For more information, visit www.USYouthSoccer.org.
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