The 2014 Atlanta International Soccer Fest (AISF 2014), in celebration of the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil™, will take place on Saturday, June 7th at the Atlanta Silverbacks Park. The event brings together the Atlanta community for a one-day tournament and festival to benefit SOS Children’s Villages, the world’s largest organization dedicated to vulnerable children.
“The recent announcement of Major League Soccer coming to Atlanta continues to strengthen our reputation as a leading international city,” said Mayor Kasim Reed. “The Atlanta International Soccer Fest not only gives us an opportunity to celebrate our vibrant and diverse cultural community, but support important causes including the SOS Children’s Villages.”
During the one-day 7v7 tournament, teams will play up to three round-robin games with the championship games taking places inside the stadium, directly prior to the start of the Atlanta Silverbacks FC game. The awards ceremony for the top finishers will take place during halftime of the Atlanta Silverbacks FC game.
“The Atlanta Silverbacks FC could not be happier to help with SOS Children’s Villages endeavor of providing stable homes to orphaned and abandoned children,” said Atlanta Silverbacks FC President Andy Smith. “What a wonderful way to celebrate the upcoming World Cup and our diverse community, while giving back at the same time.”
AISF organizers are still accepting team registrations; however, space is limited for this summer’s premier soccer event. The event is open to the entire Atlanta community, including: businesses, bi-lateral chambers of commerce, consulates, cultural organizations, soccer clubs, and any other teams that wish to play. To register for AISF 2014 click here. Additional Atlanta Silverbacks FC tickets are available to purchase at a discounted price. $3 from every ticket purchased will be donated to SOS Children’s Villages.
Current partners of the event include: Atlanta Silverbacks FC, Atlanta Sports Council, Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Consulate General of Brazil in Atlanta, Georgia Soccer, German-American Chamber of Commerce, Global Atlanta, South African-American Business Chamber, Goethe Center, Realm Advertising and Atlanta Sport and Social Club; however, sponsorship opportunities are still available.
For more information, please visit www.atlsoccerfest.com and www.sos-usa.org.
About SOS Children’s Villages
SOS Children’s Villages creates stable, loving families for orphaned and abandoned children. They provide mothers who give individual attention and guidance to each child until they become an independent adult. They are raising 80,000 children in over 500 villages across 133 countries, including the US. Through their outreach programs they impact the lives of over 1 million people each year. Learn more at www.sos-usa.org. SOS Children’s Villages is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.