Atlanta, GA- August 18, 2009 Soccer in the Streets, a nonprofit organization committed to teaching positive choices through soccer, is celebrating its 20th anniversary October 4, 2009 from 3-6 p.m. in a distinctive way. Join the organization in celebration of the past two decades by participating in the first black-tie soccer game.

How does this work? Each team will consist of 5 players and the standard rules apply. The catch? Tuxedos and ball gowns are required. Each player must wear their tops, tails and gowns. Style points will be awarded for the most creative evening wear. Aside from the best dressed award, the leading fundraiser will receive the MVP award. Let the fundraising begin!

Players are asked to commit $500 in sponsor pledges to benefit current and future programs. Sponsors can include friends, family, co-workers or local businesses. Each player participating will receive a free ticket to the event which includes a silent auction, various games, activities and a BBQ dinner at Park Tavern (Monroe & 10th Street).

Spots are still available to participate in the game, but space is limited. Soccer in the Streets’ Executive Director, Jill Robbins, and Board Chairman, Phil Hill, are among the key participants in the upcoming game.
Atlanta F.C. Captain, Ramiro Canovas, will also be participating in the dynamic charity event. Canovas, an All-Conference player from Mercer University and native of Argentina, was the club’s leading scorer last year.

“I’m really looking forward to participating in the 20th anniversary black-tie soccer game,” said Ramiro Canovas, captain of the Atlanta F.C. “For the past 20 years, Soccer in the Streets has impacted the lives of thousands of children while engaging them in the sport of soccer. I’m happy to have the opportunity to support them.”

Don’t miss your chance to have a blast while supporting a great cause!

Registration Information
Prospective players can register by visiting Pledge forms, directions and additional information is also availale. Sponsor pledges can also be made by clicking here.



Soccer in the Streets

Soccer in the Streets, an Atlanta-based nationwide non-profit organization, is committed to teaching less advantaged kids how to make positive choices and be successful in life. Since the organization’s inception in 1989, over 125,000 children have participated in programs in over 75 U.S. cities. Teaching kids skills for life… one goal at a time. For more information, please visit

Soccer In The Streets
Jason Longshore

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