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For Immediate Release:
August 01, 2011

Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Marcel Bombonato

Superstar Mia Hamm joins Miami-Dade Parks & FC Barcelona for a Youth Soccer Clinic at Kendall Soccer Park on August 2


(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Soccer legend Mia Hamm, who has had more international goals in her career than any other player, male or female, in the history of U.S. soccer, will share her winning soccer techniques at an exclusive soccer clinic from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2 at Miami-Dade Parks' Kendall Soccer Park, for more than 250 kids, ages 6-14, enrolled in the FC Barcelona Youth Soccer Camp at this park. The event includes live soccer demonstrations by Hamm and other international soccer celebrities. There will be opportunities for photos, autographs and interviews with the sports celebrities after the clinic.

The FC Barcelona Youth Soccer Camp has had nearly 3,000 participants since it opened its doors at Kendall Soccer Park in 2008, representing kids who have traveled from more than 12 countries across the globe and from states throughout the United States to attend this camp.  Another 320 kids are expected to graduate from the summer soccer camp, when the session ends on Friday.

The Camp, which is operated by six professional coaches from the FC Barcelona School in Barcelona, Spain, implements the FC Barcelona international training methodology, considered to be one of the most successful soccer-playing techniques around.  Its motto is "play, try, grow and improve while enjoying."

About the Miami-Dade Park & Recreation Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award and winner of the 2009 Florida Governor's Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 263 parks and more than 12,848 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Ericsson Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1 or visit

To request material in accessible format, information on access for persons with disabilities, or sign language interpreter services (7 days in advance), call 305-365-6706.

Who: FC Barcelona Youth Soccer Camp And Miami-Dade Parks

What:FC Barcelona Youth Soccer Clinic with Soccer Legend Mia Hamm

When: August 02, 2011, 9:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m.

Where:Kendall Soccer Park
8011 SW 127 Avenue



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