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For Immediate Release:
March 06, 2014
Media Contact:
Scott Georgeson

305-873-8765

Edith Torres

305-755-7862

Soccer 5 USA hosts Grand Opening at Amelia Earhart Park March 7-9, with a weekend of free soccer fun


(MIAMI, March 6, 2014) – Miami Soccer 5 celebrates the Grand Opening of its newest, state-of the-art Soccer 5 sports complex at Amelia Earhart Park with a weekend of free soccer fun for all ages, March 7, 2014, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., and March 8-9, 2014, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., at Amelia Earhart Park, 401 East 65 Street, Hialeah, FL.

The Grand Opening weekend will feature free play for children, adults and teams.  Pre-registration is required by calling 305-873-8765 or email info@soccer5usa.com or text ‘soccer5’ to 313131.

Other activities scheduled for the weekend include:  

-       Meet the Soccer 5 Academy Coaches and enjoy free coaching clinics
-       Register for Soccer 5 Academy Spring Break Camp
-       Bring your friends for a 7 v 7 challenge game
-       Enjoy Co-Ed Saturday at 6 p.m.
-       Play Soccer 5 Get In The Game
-       50% discount on Gatorade, Water and Hot Dogs
-       Become a Soccer 5 member during the weekend and enjoy first bookings on March 12, the official opening day. 

Soccer 5 Amelia Earhart Park is the third location for Miami Soccer 5, which operates at Kendall Soccer Park and Tropical Park.  The new soccer complex features two, 135 feet by 90 feet, 4G synthetic turf game fields suitable for 6- v-6 up to 8-v-8 matches, with plans to build up to eight fields over time.  Soccer 5 will be open Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. – midnight, and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m. – midnight.  Programs will include:  Kids Academy for children ages three – 12 with experienced Soccer 5 qualified coaches; spring, winter and summer camp opportunities; Soccer 5 League and Tournament participation eligibility for all adult/youth teams; adult field rentals are available at a cost of $120 off-peak and $140 peak rates (approximately $10/person). League/Club discounts available.  For more information, visit www.miamisoccer5.com/hialeah, or call 305-873-8765, email info@soccer5usa.com.

“I cannot thank the Miami Dade Parks team and our Soccer 5 design and construction team enough for all their efforts in making this dream possible,” 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 and the Parks Foundation,” he added.

“The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade is delighted to partner with the Soccer 5 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 celebration,” she added.

About Miami Soccer 5 (http://www.miamisoccer5.com/)
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 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.

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, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks

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 children, adults and people with disabilities. For more information on the Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade, please visit http://www.liveaparklife.org/.