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For Immediate Release:
May 30, 2012

Media Contact:
Edith Torres


Miami Soccer Festival Returns to Kendall Soccer Park for Two Days of Soccer Fun for the Whole Family

(Miami-Dade County, FL) -- 
Soccer enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Miami Soccer Festival returns September 29 and 30, 2012, to Kendall Soccer Park 8011 SW 127 Avenue, in Kendall.

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 will also be available to fans. Special guest appearances by professional athletes and coaches are expected throughout the weekend.

The event is free and open 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, please visit Miami Soccer Festival or Soccer 5 USA, or contact Scott Georgeson at 888-575-2976.

If you would like to become a partner, sponsor or to volunteer, please contact Alan Georgeson at 305-393-5230.

"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 and The Parks Foundation of Miami Dade, 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."

"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," said Allison Diego, Director of Business Development, Fundraising and Advocacy for Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department.  "We are happy to be a part of this annual celebration," she added.

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, a walking trail, stage area, a soccer village, bleachers, and car parking.

About Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department
Nationally accredited, 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 260 parks and 12,825 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 more information about Miami-Dade Parks call 3-1-1.

About The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade
The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that supports the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department's effort to further develop Miami-Dade County's world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.

About Soccer 5 USA and the Soccer 5 Foundation
Soccer 5 USA is the evolution of 5v5 soccer in the USA, a game for all ages and skill levels for all who play soccer, talk soccer, and shop soccer. Its mission is to promote the game of 5v5 soccer in every city around the USA via its platform of Soccer 5 USA operations, Soccer 5 live video and forums, the Soccer 5 Academy and a Soccer 5 shop powered by passion! For further information on Soccer 5 USA, contact Scott Georgeson, President, US Soccer 5, LLC, Tel: 1-888-575-2976.

The Soccer 5 Foundation benefits from the donation of up to 10% of Soccer 5's profits which are utilized to support the growth of soccer in Miami to promote and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle within the local community. Funds are distributed to create spaces to play, grants for coaching tuition and developmental scholarships, among other initiatives.


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