Sun Bowl to host 14th annual Soccer Tournament Saturday and Sunday

Sun Bowl to host 14th annual Soccer Tournament Saturday and Sunday

POSTED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 5:45pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 6:31pm

Youth soccer teams from across the region will descend upon El Paso this weekend for the 14th Annual Academy Sports and Outdoors Sun Bowl International Soccer Tournament. Over 150 teams will convene at the Westside Sports Complex beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, for the two-day tournament.

“The response from the soccer community with this year’s soccer tournament has been extraordinary,” Sun Bowl Association Executive Director Bernie Olivas said. “We are proud to announce that this is the second-largest field of teams that have signed up to be a part of our tournament. We have been fortunate enough to have found a supporting sponsor like Academy Sports + Outdoors that shares our passion for this community and values the importance of athletics in our youth. This event is an example of the importance of the sport of soccer in the City of El Paso.”

Games will begin at 8 a.m. on Sunday in the 23-field Westside Sports Complex.

Academy Sports + Outdoors, with two locations in the city, is in the fifth year of sponsoring the international affair that is open to all U6 to U19 boys and girls teams in the region. The competition ranges from recreational to very competitive in every age group.

The Sun Bowl Association and Academy Sports + Outdoors are joined by the City of El Paso, the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, the El Paso Youth Soccer Association and Fort Bliss to bring the highest level of competition to the children of El Paso.

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