DC United to sponsor Cherry Blossom Soccer Tournament

DC United has announced that the club will serve as a Cherry Blossom Soccer Tournament sponsor for the second consecutive year in conjunction with District Sports.

The 7-on-7 tournament, which is an official event of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, will feature a 32-team field that will be comprised of co-ed adult teams from around the Washington DC area. Last year’s tournament was won by Team Atlantic Sun, who took home the winners’ prize of four sets of DC United season tickets. The same prize will be given this year’s winning team. In addition, the winning team will also be honored on field at a home game the upcoming season. Each team participating in the tournament will receive tickets for DC United’s home opener on 14 April against the Kansas City Wizards or for the second home match of the year, against a yet-to-be-named opponent.

District Sports was founded in 2004 to provide organized recreational activities and sports leagues for Adults and Youths in the District of Columbia. District Sports encourages and promotes sportsmanship, community and enjoyment of all recreational activities. District Sports supports non-profit sports leagues, District of Columbia Public Schools, and any organization that benefits communities in the District of Columbia.

The Cherry Blossom Soccer Tournament forms part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which is an annual event that features daily cultural performances by local, national and international entertainers. The National Cherry Blossom Festival® celebrates the 95th Anniversary of the gift of the cherry blossom trees and the enduring friendship between the citizens of the United States and Japan.

The 2007 festival will be held from 31 March – 15 April and is highlighted by the Parade of the National Cherry Blossom Festival and the Sakura Matsuri – a Japanese Street Festival – on Saturday 14 April.


How to get involved

To enter the tournament or for more information, please visit www.cherryblossomsoccer.org or contact tournament director, Jeremy A. Pearce on 202-725-5339 or at jeremy@districtsports.com. For sponsorship opportunities at the tournament please contact Scott Miller at DC United on 202-587-5435.


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