Over 70 Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cups scheduled with more than 45 feature the Soccer Experience Vehicle
FRISCO, Texas (February 16, 2009) – Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup, the largest recreational youth soccer tournament in America, launches the 2009 tour in Muskogee, Okla., Feb. 28 – March 1 with over 500 players. The event features one of two Kohl's American Cup Soccer Experience Vehicles and is one of more than 70 Kohl's American Cups to take place across the nation in 2009.
"Kohl's American Cup is a very successful and long-running program and we are thrilled to kickoff the 2009 tour in Muskogee, Oklahoma," said Jim Cosgrove, executive director of US Youth Soccer. "Kohl's is a great partner of US Youth Soccer and we are pleased to begin this great event that highlights the many benefits of our sport, specifically fun and fair play."
The Soccer Experience Vehicles come complete with three larger-than-life inflatable soccer games and numerous prizes and souvenirs for participants and their families, all of which make up the Kohl's American Cup Interactive Area. In 2008, the vehicles covered over 38,000 miles. More than 45 events will feature the Soccer Experience Vehicle in 2009.
After the kickoff event in Oklahoma, Vehicle 2 will travel to south Texas and Vehicle 1 will make its first appearance in Florida.
It is the Kohl's 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. Kohl's American Cup provides recreational players this unforgettable opportunity and places emphasis on participation, as opposed to competition.
Upcoming Kohl's American Cup events are scheduled for March 7-8 in Portland, Texas, and March 14-15, in Harlingen, Texas, and Boca Raton, Fla.
For a complete schedule of 2009 Kohl's American Cups please visit www.USYouthSoccer.org or /programs/AmericanCup.asp.
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 175,000 attendees annually since its inception in 2000. US Youth Soccer's 55 State Associations provide youth soccer players an opportunity to experience a high-quality statewide tournament in a fun, festival-like atmosphere.
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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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