Archived News Release from 2011
For Immediate Release
Redwood City Welcomes Juventus Northern California Spring Soccer Showcase – Partnership Bringing Thousands of Players, Families, Coaches, and Spectators to City
Redwood City, CA - February 24, 2011 - Redwood City is proud to be the primary host city for the Juventus Sport Club’s Northern California Spring Soccer Showcase, an annual soccer tournament that brings not only a fun sporting event, but also a great deal of economic activity to our community.
Presented by Juventus Sport Club (the oldest soccer club on the peninsula), the 4th Annual Northern California Spring Showcase will take place March 4 - 6, 2011 in Redwood City (as well as in some nearby mid-Peninsula cities, and in the East Bay). As the number one rated soccer tournament in all of Northern California, this event will bring nearly 8,000 people to Redwood City and the peninsula.
The entire community is invited to come out and welcome the Juventus Northern California Spring Soccer Showcase. This tournament will offer fun, exciting soccer games played at the highest level. Perfect for the whole family, whether die-hard soccer fans or new to the sport – this will be a remarkable and thrilling tournament!
For Redwood City, this is a momentous event that brings significant economic activity to the community’s businesses. Converging on our area will be 235 soccer teams (94 teams from outside the area, plus three Canadian teams and one National Champion team), close to 8,000 people including players and parents, with approximately 375 games played. Over the course of the weekend, Redwood City’s rough, un-scientific estimates show that local spending by those 8,000 people could total nearly $1 million (including food, hotels, incidentals, and other spending). In addition, over 50 college coaches from across the nation will be here looking for hot prospects for their own soccer programs. And, Redwood City is very proud that three home town players, who were recently selected for the US national programs, will play with their Juventus teams during the tournament.
Juventus Sport Club is a competitive youth soccer club in Redwood City with a mission of developing skillful, confident, and responsible youth soccer players who will be successful on and off the field. Founded in 1956 by four Italian immigrants, Juventus is one of the oldest soccer clubs in northern California. It is a volunteer-run, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. More information about Juventus and the Northern California Spring Soccer Showcase, including game times and locations, is available at their website at www.Juventus-sc.org.
The Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department provides recreational facilities and activities for all ages and interests, and supplies building and custodial services for City buildings. Redwood City Parks also operates the Fair Oaks Community Center providing social, educational, and cultural activities, as well as information, referral, and counseling services to persons living in Redwood City and neighboring communities. Redwood City Parks is more than you think! Its website is located at www.redwoodcity.org/parks.
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Chris Beth, Director
Redwood City Parks, Recreation and Community Services