4th Annual Portland Barefoot 3v3 Soccer Tournament is June 9th


4th Annual Portland Barefoot 3v3 Soccer Tournament

Play soccer the way it’s played in Africa and many parts of the world, BAREFOOT! Portland Barefoot 3v3 tourney and festival is a 3v3 tournament played to celebrate the game. Each team is guaranteed at least 4 matches; each match will last 15 minutes with no half time. Proceeds from the event will benefit Grassroot Soccer! Grassroot Soccer, is an HIV prevention program that uses the power of soccer to educate, inspire and mobilize communities to stop the spread of HIV. Over 550,000 adolescents and teens have already graduated from the program in 16 African countries. There will be special appearances by the Portland Timbers and Grassroot Soccer Staff/CoachesPlayers, parents and fans are also invited to take part in the soccer carnival and win cool prizes. Matches will be played to the beat of live African drums and music!Portland 3v3 Barefoot Soccer

Event Details:
Date/Time: Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 9am to 5pm
Location: Concordia University Soccer Stadium – NE Liberty and NE 29th Ave, Portland, Oregon
Who Can Play: Boys and Girls (grades 2 through 8); all skill levels are welcome. Space is limited so sign up your teams ASAP!
Registration Fee: $100 per team (Confidential scholarships available to teams who have limited ability to pay contact info@hang5.org)
Online Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Team Managers Meeting: Thursday, June 6, 2013
For more info, contact: Gordy Johnson, portlandbarefootsoccer12@gmail.com or Hooter Glidden, soccer@grassrootsoccer.org

How to participate:
1) Form a team of 3 to 5 friends, they don’t all have to be in the same grade…
2) Pick a cool & creative team name!
3) Fill out this registration form and have all players sign a Participant Waiver!Note: All players are required to print and sign a prior to participating in the tournament. The Team Manager should bring all waivers to the Team Manager meeting on Thursday, June 6, 2013.

* At this time, Portland Barefoot Soccer is looking for volunteer referees for the tournament. If you’re interested in helping out, visit this page to learn how to get involved.

* Don’t forget to “lose your shoes,” for Ghana.  Akwasi will be playing his African drums, teaching kids to drum and  collecting used shoes of all types  (except winter boots) to donate people in Ghana this summer. Bring shoes to the event and drop off in the box near the drummers.


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