Presented by Soccer 5 USA and Miami-Dade Parks, the two-day festival will feature a full range of youth and adult soccer tournaments, in a festival ambience featuring music, Soccer 5 Live tricks, juggling, soccer walk, get-in-the-game fitness and fun, as well as a full variety of food from around the world, all contained within the soccer village.
Soccer merchandise, soccer games, and the return of the crossbar challenge also will be available to fans. Special guest appearances by pro- fessional athletes and coaches are expected throughout the weekend.
The event is free to the general public. To participate in the tournament,team costs range from $200 to $550. To register for the tournament or for more information, visit www.miamisoccerfestival.org, www.soccer5usa.com/miami or contact Scott Georgeson at 1-888-575-2976.
If you want to become a partner, sponsor or to volunteer, contact Alan Georgeson at 305-393-5230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are pleased to sponsor the festival again in 2012. Almost 3,500 people visited in 2011 and having Abby Wambach with us on Sunday was terrific for all,” said Scott Georgeson, Soccer 5 Miami president.
“It is an exciting time for us at Soccer 5 as we continue to expand our business in Miami built on the success of our public/private partnership with Miami- Dade Parks,” he added.
Net proceeds of the event will support The Soccer 5 Foundation (www.soccer5foundation.org) and the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation,
working together to create more spaces to play and learn the world’s most popular game.
“I cannot thank the Miami-Dade Parks team enough for helping make Miami Soccer Festival possible,” said Alan Georgeson, president of the Soccer 5 Foundation. “I am so proud of all the benefits the soccer festival brings to our community.”
Allison Diego, director of Business Development, Fundraising and Advocacy for Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open
Spaces Department, said, “The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is delighted to partner with The Soccer 5 Foundation’s vision to provide an outstanding experience for this community through soccer. We are happy to be a part of this annual celebration.”
Kendall Soccer Park, a Miami-Dade County Park, is one of South Florida’s leading soccer complexes with five full- sized soccer fields, four state-of-the-art 5v5 soccer fields, walking trail, stage area, soccer village, bleachers, and car parking.