FRISCO, Texas (June 2, 2010) – US Youth Soccer today announced the Fall 2010 schedule for the highly successful Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup. The largest recreational soccer tournament in the nation will be held in 27 locations in the fall, following 28 tournaments this spring. All events will feature Kohl's American Cup elements (tents, banners, premium items) and in most locations, the Kohl's American Cup Soccer Experience Vehicle.
"Kohl's is pleased to support US Youth Soccer – a strong organization that has a positive impact on kids and families in the communities we serve," said Julie Gardner, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Kohl's Department Stores. "This is just one more way that Kohl's supports children's health and education initiatives nationwide."
The 2010 Kohl's American Cup Fall Tour will kickoff in Northfield, Minn., July 10. In 2009, two Soccer Experience Vehicles covered over 23,000 miles. After the kickoff event in Minnesota, the Soccer Experience Vehicles will make their first appearances in Coxsackie, New York. These vehicles come complete with three larger-than-life inflatable soccer games and numerous prizes and souvenirs for participants and their families.
"We are excited to kickoff another season of the Kohl's US Youth Soccer American Cup to highlight the many benefits of our sport, specifically fun and fair play, and further the experience with even more events scheduled," said Jim Cosgrove, executive director of US Youth Soccer. "Earlier this year, Kohl's strengthened their commitment to providing this great program for our recreational players by extending our partnership through 2012."
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.
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 160,000 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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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 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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